For those of you who have joined recently, NBUS stands for "never-before-used schtuff." The challenge is to use your virginal NBUS on a new creation, simple as that. Well, I mean there are other rules (below), but the theme is as simple as that. To see the first challenge, click here.
I made up the aachronym NBUS because I was purchasing product at a faster rate than I was using it. (I see you nodding your head in sisterhood and brotherhood.) Often I was just plain forgetting I owned the schtuff. Also, I'm old, so there's that. I started challenging myself to turn my NBUS into US and that has helped me use it up at a faster rate.
And you dearies have picked up the NBUS moniker, joined the brigattitude, and encouraged me to start a challenge. It was so much fun last time and the 281 entries were so amazing, I hope you will play this time, too! With the holidays, I won't be holding another challenge until the new year.
FIVE (5) TEN (10) $25 gift certificates will be
awarded to your choice of either
- Make two cards using the same stamp.
- Both of the above.
- None of the above.
The sediment was made using the PTI die from "Wonderful Words Christmas" and I can't remember if I've used it before. (Goshwillikers, I wonder if the new computer will come with an extra memory chip?) The red sparkle paper is SU and the gold is cut from an ancient piece of handmade paper in my stash. Isn't it cool? I would never have remembered I had this paper if I hadn't organized all my papers recently. Both die cut sediments were outlined with white, but you have to look hard at a close-up to see that bit.
I used WOW cable car red and PSE gold embossing powders on the background. I'm sorry the embossed red houses didn't photograph as shiny and glossy as the gold ones did, but really, you would expect gold to show better considering the price.
My NBUS items are two Hero Arts stamps. That background was made using S5532 "Home and House Background," and the the inside (below) was made using K5534 "Winter Village." I only Versamarked and embossed part of the Winter Village stamp so I could add the sticker greeting.
So then the next thing that happened was Hammy woke up from his afternoon nap and said sardonically, "How are you going to mail those, Cap'n Think About It?"
And now my cards look like this, ready for signing and mailing!
Jingle Belles challenge "Baby, It's Gold Outside" and the gold one with "wings" into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The red one immediately above is for the "Anything Goes" Christmas Card Challenges.
|Thank you! Mwah!!|
OKAY, GO FOR IT! I can't wait to see what you bring me!
The challenge will end at noon on Thursday, September 25, 2014 and the winners will be announced at noon on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy. LITS!*