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)

Thursday, February 1, 2024

NBUS Challenge #59

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)!

It's great to see you and I hope you're doing well! Thank you for playing in the January NBUS Challenge with all your beautiful goodies! It's clear that Santa Baby was good to a lot of us! 

From all the incredible entries, I have chosen to showcase #157 Elaine aka Ellapu:
Congratulations, Elaine, and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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 February 29, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Sandra H said...

Congratulations Elaine your card is beautiful and well deserved to be showcased the scenery is stunning x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on the showcase, Elaine - lovely card! And what fabulous inspiration from all the other January cards! Thanks Darnell for continuing this awesome challenge!!

Marianne said...

Happy February!
Congrats to Elaine, such a sweet card. Love the ink-blended scene.
Marianne x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful atmospheric card from Elaine - such a beautiful scene and a great choice to showcase for February Darnell. Happy February! See you soon - VERY soon as the NBUS box is overflowing!! Vicky x

Loll said...

Amazing card by Elaine. Thanks for the challenge Dolly! xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
congraats to the wonderful card showcased.
I have just thought that the paper used on my tissue box is a Nbus item so I am entering your challenge if that's okay.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks do much Darnell for encouraging us all to use up our NBUS! MUCH appreciated.

Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well for 2024!
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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LesleyG said...

Elaine’s card is just wonderful, and I love popping by to see all the inspiration from all the talented people here. Thanks Darnell for allowing us to show of our NBUS, and get persuaded to spend more too teehee xxx

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful Lavinia card design by Elaine! xx

Lisa Elton said...

Thanks for the reminder, Darnell! Love Elaine's marvelous card!

Arlene said...

So many adorable cards!

TK said...

What a GREAT pick from last month -- such a great heart (literally)! Thanks for all you do, Darnell, to let us play with you!

TK said...

What a GREAT pick from last month -- such a big heart (literally)! Thanks for all you do, Darnell, to let us play with you!