I coined the acronym NBUS in 2013 and ran several challenges until 2017. The term caught on and is still being used in Blogland, so I thought this would be a good time to resurrect my NBUS challenge. I set up this dedicated NBUS website for crafty artists to share their works of art containing any brand-new virginal Never-Before-Used-Schtuff! We bought it ~ now let's use it to share and inspire others!

"I've come to the conclusion that buying craft supplies 
and actually using them are two separate hobbies." (Unk)

Monday, January 1, 2024

NBUS Challenge #58

Welcome and Happy New Year!!

This is a wonderful place to find design ideas
as we all share with each other how well we are doing
using our Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (NBUS)!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations in December using your NBUS in spite of the busyness of the holidays! Now it's the first month of 2024 and I hope you're doing well. Was Santa Baby good to you? We would love to see what you make with your new goodies, whether from this past Christmas as gifts or sales ~ or from any bygone time as far back as you please!

From all the incredible entries in December, I have chosen to showcase #16 Fran Wing:
The wonderful thing about human resilience is that we never give up hope for peace on earth. Congratulations, Fran, your card represents that hope beautifully. 

The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. Whether it's something you have just purchased or something collecting dust in the back of a drawer, you are proud when you use something never-before-used in your creation! This is the place for you to share those NBUS works of art! I will also proudly share whenever I excavate and use something!

There are no limitations on what you can create, but there are a few RULES which you can find on the tab above. If this is your first visit, please take a minute to read them. You can also click here for answers to any questions you might have. 

You may use this badge for your blog post if you like, but it is not mandatory.
I can't wait to see what you share with us! 
The challenge closes January 31, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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Kate said...

Happy New Year Darnell! Yes Santa was very good to me over the Christmas period (for the whole of December actually because I signed up for a crafty Advent calendar this year) - expect to see me often this year! Here's to another year of using up our goodies and not just buying them and letting them get dusty! Hugs, Kate!

Cindy Beach said...

Happy New Year, Darnelle! Wishing you much health, happiness and crafty fun!

FranmadeInOregon said...

What a wonderful way to start the New Year! Thank you, Darnell for choosing my "hope for peace" entry!

Sandra H said...

Happy New Year Darnell l hope you had a wonderful time ......beautiful card that has been showcased and well deserved too xx

Pat said...

Here we are at the start of another year with everything before us..365 no..364 days of creative fun. Thank you for helping us to use our NBUS stash, and I still have lots thanks to sales etc. What a beautiful card by Fran you showcased this time and a Happy New Year Darnell. x

Cheryl W. said...

I'm so happy to have the time to join in on your challenges again. Christmas is over and the New Year has begun! Whew! I made it to the 2023 finish line. Thank you for this blog that keeps us all using our NBUS.

Cindy C. said...

Happy New Year Darnell! Thanks for letting us CASE your challenge theme this month. I'd bet everyone who enter would have fun!!

TK said...

Congrats, Fran! It's a beauty!

Di said...

Gorgeous card from Fran! Happy New Year to one and all. Di x

Deborah Frings said...

Happy New Year to you Darnell - thank you so much for hosting such a fun place for us to share our cards.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful card to showcase for January! I've been an admirer of Fran's gorgeous designs for ages! Happy new year Darnell and a big thank you again for encouraging us to to bring out our unused stash and give it some love. Of course this is the time of year when our already groaning NBUS boxes overflow with the addition of exciting new goodies, so prepare for a bumper lot of entries this month! Vicky x

Kate said...

It's only the 11th and you already have 66 entries! It seems Santa was good to a lot of us last Christmas!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Happy New Year, dear Darnell. I hope 2024 is kind to you and yours! Hugs, Stephanie

Loll said...

This is going to be a busy month for NBUS ... lots of crafters got new goodies for Christmas! :) Happy to be playing along and I will be back!! Love, Lolly

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a great turn out you have! 😊