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)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

NBUS Challenge #62

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! It's hard to believe this is the 11th anniversary of my NBUS Challenges! Thank you for all the years you have supported and encouraged me and each other! 

From the incredible entries in last month's April challenge, I have chosen to showcase #84 Jules B.!
I think this is so fun! I love all the super details, especially the tennis ball circle! Congratulations, Jules, and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations using NBUS! 

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 May 31, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

Have fun!
Thank you!

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Julie B said...

Wow, thanks for choosing my card from amongst all those fab creations Darnell.
So proud to fly the NEBUS flag!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun tennis card made by Julie - love the net!

Pat said...

Another month begins and I was recently tempted by a sale so lots of NBUS in my box to use. I must sit on my hands for the foreseeable future..lol. A wonderful card you have showcased this month..love that cute tennis gal by Jules and how clever to replicate the ball in the circle aperture. x

Donna Phelan said...

Well that's AHmazing! Happy 11th Anniversary! So FUN!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happy 11th Anniversary, Darnell - don't know what I'd do if I didn't have your NBUS Challenge to inspire me to use the stash!!

Loll said...

Julie's card is AWESOME! Happy to be back creating again. :) xx

Vicky Hayes said...

An incredible 11 years! Sometimes time seems to whiz by a little too quickly!! Congratulations Darnell and a big thank you for creating this encouraging space :)
Julie B's fab card was an inspired choice for a showcase!
Vicky x

LesleyG said...

Happy 11th Anniversary Darnell, and what a lovely card from Julie. I should have entered the second card on my blog, but rushing and fat fingers, oops sorry. I’m so grateful for all the inspiration here, and the opportunity to share the new stuff, when I remember to 🙄xxx