A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

June 26, 2014

REMINDER ~ NBUS Challenge #1 Ends Soon

Hello My Friends!

Thank you so much to everyone who has so enthusiastically supported my very first NBUS Challenge!! This note is to remind you that the challenge will be closing at 12 noon PDT on Friday, June 27, 2014. If you need a time zone converter for your time zone, you can find one here.


To get to the original post where you will find the all-important rules, a list of the prizes, and the InLinkz button, click:


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You are the BEST FRIENDS EVER! Your response has filled my heart to overflowing! I will post the winners at 12 noon PDT on Sunday, June 29, 2014


I had no idea when I jokingly made up NBUS that it would actually become well-known in this acronym-filled Blogland stamping community! During this challenge, I realized that there are three other four-letter words you can make from these letters: 

SNUB = schtuff never used before.
BUNS = before-used-never schtuff. (Wait. What?!)
NUBS = never used before schtuff.

Had I know it would take off, I think I would have chosen NUBS which works and is a cute word. Then again, knowing how I get myself into trouble with words sometimes, the word nubs is prolly a slang expression in some countries for a part of the human or aminal anatomy! 

So NBUS it is and NBUS it shall remain! I hope you get a chance to join the challenge, if you haven't already!


Mwah!

49 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh I love your card Darnell. The s on the bottom is such a fun design. And NBUS it is!

Carol L said...

Thanks for giving us all such a fun daily read with your blog! I love starting my morning off with a good chuckle, and I always find one here
I love this friendship card, with the "S" on the bottom. It reminds me of that old sign that said THINK AH..(ead hanging off the side of the page) LOL

Inkyfingers said...

Lovely card Darnell - do you think it reflects your slanted view of the world? I love the colours.
Hugs
Carol x

Sue said...

I would like to thank YOU Darnell for being such a fabulous friend to me and so many others. You know how much I love your creations and you always make me smile.
I am not surprised your wonderful NBUS challenge has been so popular. I have placed your banner in my side bar to spread the word. I am so pleased that it matches my blog colour scheme so well!
hugs Sue xx

Lisa said...

CUTE card, love the colors and the wonky 'S'! Knowing the way my brain sometimes works I have a feeling NUBS will end up in a post featuring NBUS!!

Deepti said...

I am gonna share more :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

It was fun and I was happy to use some of my crafty stash! Thank you for the inspiration and for coining a new word for us!

Marilyn said...

Love your card!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Cute card Darnell. Looks like something I would do. Finish the card and realize I forgot the "s" then just tack it in somewhere. LOL. Of course I would hope no one noticed. Fat chance. LOL.I like it.

Blessings
Jim

Redanne said...

Last time I looked you were up to 200! That is a brilliant achievement Darnell and just goes to show how popular you are in blogland! I quite like NUBS - I have not heard it before in a rude or any other sense. Congratulations my friend on the wonderful success of your NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Annie xxx

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card! :) Love the fun design and bright colors ... just like you! Congrats on the success of your first NBUS challenge! Lolly xx

Sue said...

I love the card.

Anita in France said...

I like NBUS best, Darnell ... it's fun and quirky and ... well ... so you!! Many congratulations on the huge success of NBUS #1 ... here's to the next one (whenever that might be!) Hugs, Anita :)

Carole said...

Such a fun quirky card...it looks inlaid. Your challenge has definitely stirred up loads of interest. I've notice several followers now offer new friends corner...your a leader. I've also got to visit many talented bloggers thanks to the challenge and your introductions. Good job. Hugs C

Lynne in NI said...

Great card, I keep meaning to try that diecut technique.

Love your thinking behind NBUS ... I googled NUBS out of curiosity and in the slang dictionary a nub is "one who sucks at a particular video game, they are not new to the game, but possess some determent that prevents them from playing well, no matter how long they practice playing the game. "
Could have been worse LOL

Kathleen said...

Your cards are always so very different and clever. Brilliant.

Kath x

Pollard Carole said...

Lovely card just love the design your post has made me smile with all your play on words such fun Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

Happy Dance said...

You, my dear, are a good friend! Yep it's just true. And thought you might like to know that my uncle, Norbert was called "NUBS" by everyone! He was funny. xo Bev

Bonnie said...

Love this die, Darnell! And many congratulations on the success of your challenge! You should feel the love! And you DO make me smile!

Dianne said...

Hello you Sweet Woman,you have started a whole new langue, with your brilliant creative humors mind, and having such a kind heart make you a VERY SPECIAL PERSON, full stop. Being the challenge Queen you deserve your own challenge, and you have over 200 crafters playing along.Your rock Miss Darnell a huge congratulations, you deserve it, hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS ))), Keep your eye out for the post sending you a little love tomorrow....

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...you are too funny! I have to be honest with you, I don't think it would have mattered what you came up, it would catch on no matter what. You just have an incredible way of using words that we all love to read and laugh about. You are the BEST and it has been so much fun playing along!

Chark said...

thanks for the reminder and thanks for joining my blog glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com

Love your playhouse and this challenge is such a great idea!!

Taunya Butler said...

You are without a doubt one of the funnest bloggers I follow!! Thanks for all the upbeatness and encouragement that is found here! I was wanting to do this challenge but have been having some back issues that won't let me sit in my craft room - so hopefully I can join the next one!!

~Tammy~ said...

Your card rocks and you have started a very cool thing! Way to go! Thanks also for all the smiles!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous
love the colours
have a lovely weekend
hugs Tamara

Jill Norwood said...

You always bring a smile my dear! I like NBUS. I think of it in my head when I start to create as getting on the "new" bus and enjoying the ride....even if some of my new but never used stuff is actually quite old! It is still always exciting to use it for the first time! Lol! :). So happy you started this challenge! What fun!

Patti said...

Hey girl, This is what I just posted on my blog as a reply to your last comment:

Darnell you bad girl! LOL I finally found something you CAN'T DO! Ha! ... take a compliment!! : )

I wanted to be sure you saw it : ) Have a great weekend friend!

Patti

KayM said...

NUBS!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Falling off my chair again here!! Personally I like BUNS, but NBUS works too!! Your card is fabulous!! So glad I found you and your blog!! Have a wonderful weekend!! ((Hugs))

Cris G said...

NBUS is unforgettable, and a great idea to prevent us from buying and not using schtuff.
Love the card - unique and fun.

Leslee said...

What great success you have had with your challenge. I didn't make it this go round! The weekend is here- have a super one!

Geri said...

Well pal, I must apologize for missing your first challenge post! I was sure that I would squeeze in some crating time, but obviously that didn't happen! BUT, I will be there with bells on for round 2!

Great card! I love how the 'S' struck out on his own and laid down for a nap! The single star - sweet!!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card, 1st time visiting your blog I will check your challenge too.
bibiana

Ros Crawford said...

Shows just how much people love your posts! You make us smile ... Great card here too ... creative and funny ...

nwilliams6 said...

I missed this challenge but I am going to try to do the next one. Love your acronyms - you definitely have a talent for them! Hugz!

cm said...

A challenge inspired by you, the Queen Sweetheart of the card-making universe, is guaranteed to be a success. We. love. you! Your NBUS #1 was awesome, and given it was #1, that suggests a #2, 3, 4....so I'm looking quite forward to what will come next! Your card here: ultra fabulous! You are such a priceless friend to all of us! Hugs~c

Annie said...

Huge congratulations Darnell....you must be so thrilled.

Love your card..gorgeous colours and friends are certainly special

Best wishes and thank you for the kind comment on my blog.

Hugs Annie x

Sharon Underwood said...

Darnell, thanks for reaching out to the creative community and bringing us something fun to join! I really enjoyed creating something for your challenge. Hope you do something like it again soon!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Darnell, just wondered how you were so popped over to see what you are up to.
I can see you have been and will be very busy with your new venture. I have missed the first challenge but will be back to see the next one. This is a great idea, like most other people who have joined in here I have lots of stuff that needs using so this will be an excuse to do something with it.
Good luck with the challenge (though you wont need it because it's obvious it going really well).
Happy crafting, Angela x

Monika Reeck said...

cute heart and FRIENDS on your card Darnell and lovely colors too, what a sweet card...I am worry cause you did not post any card today and yesterday..hope you are doing well sweety...hope too I can see today another lovely card from you..big hugs, Monika.

Diane said...

A beautiful card.....you had an amazing turnout for your first challenge...I know I had fun with it and there were/are amazing entries as well...I have at least 3 new followers because of you...thanks bunches!!

Karen M said...

Beautiful card Darnell and I do think that the term NBUS is here to stay - I giggle everytime I read it on a blog and it makes me think of you:) Hugs xx

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Thanks for giving me incentive to use my NBUS that keeps collecting dust. I'll keep playing along. In fact, I have another card I just finished using virginal stuff again - hey that's 2 in one month now! Now let's see if I can get the second one photographed before July starts. ;)

Greta said...

Great card, Darnell! I like NBUS & apparently the whole world does, too!

laurie said...

I like NBUS...it's very clever. Actually the others you came up with are pretty clever,too!

love that inlayed look on your card!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a fun and beautiful card!
I love these happy colors together too!
Thanks Darnell!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your smashing success for your first ever NBUS challenge! LOVE your card. xo

Miriam Prantner said...

You are too funny! BUNS cracked me up and I love the fun card you created!

Marybeth said...

You are such a trend setter! How exciting is this that NBUS is so well known now! Love this beautiful inlay die card… gorgeous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My hubby reads my blog so I've decided that maybe I need to stop mentioning that something is never before used (before used never stuff!) least he think I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF and DON'T NEED MORE. I particularly think it is in bad form to mention the YEARS it has been in my stash unused. Perhaps another code word beyond NBUS is needed in my case. "From the Jurassic Era" or some such something..... My company just came out with a new catalog and I was ogling over the new stuff but the reality is I have stuff that was carried over from last catalog that has never seen ink. Quite a bit of it actually. Whoops.