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, July 1, 2024

NBUS Challenge #64

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 June NBUS Challenge with all your beautiful goodies! I really appreciate your enthusiasm and how you support and encourage me and each other! 

From the incredible entries in last month's challenge, I have chosen to showcase #145, Diane H.!
This is such a great card for summer time, Diane! And I'm a little biased when it comes to that cute pooch! 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 July 31, 2024, at 10:00 p.m. PST
Have fun!

Thank you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great feature of that adorable card by Diane!! And thanks for continuing to inspire us to use our NBUS, Darnell - we appreciate you!!

Pat said...

I love that wonderful card by Diane H. and that dog is just the cutest. The year is speeding by but there is always plenty of NBUS to use so thank you for giving us a great place to use it Darnell. x

Carol L said...

Thanks for another fun challenge prompting us to use our NBUS. Wishing you a wonderful and very happy birthday today too! I hope it's a great one for you!

Bunny said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Darnel..........Happy Birthday to you. I hope you've had a grand day and you're still celebrating. Hugs to you. [Bunny]

The Crafty Den said...

Apologies for linking my card to too many other challenges. I have deleted my entry. Thanks for letting me know about the Group of Seven Cardmakers blog. Hugs, Denise x

Diane said...

Aww, thank you so much, I am honored to be featured here in this wonderfully fun NBUS, so fun to see everyone's awesome projects and sometimes even 'enabling' me to purchase!! Thanks again!!

Sandra H said...

Absolutely gorgeous card xx

Loll said...

Sweet card from Diane!! Thanks again for this fun challenge that keeps me using my NBUS items!! Love, Lolly

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hello Darnell!!! I love Diane's card that you showcased - so adorable and fun. I love to play here, and I love to get some cool ideas from the gallery! My mountain of NBUS keeps growing regardless of all the promises I make to myself! I know I am not alone here!!! xxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What an adorable card from Diane! That dog definitely looks like someone's best friend. And, like the other commenters, I have to thank you Darnell for the boot in the derriere, er I mean encouragement, to keep using the overflowing NBUS box!! Vicky x