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!

March 21, 2015

NBUS Challenge #4! Here We Go!



Greetings and Welcome!!
◊ Head Quarters

Inlinkz button below.

◊ Back Ground

For those of you who have joined recently, NBUS stands for "never-before-used schtuff." I found I was purchasing product at a faster rate than I was using it, so every time I used something new, I called it NBUS and I told you about it. That, and the fact that you also embraced using the acronym, encouraged us all to shop our stashes and use our schtuff

Rather than traditional blog candy, I wanted a way to thank you all for joining as followers and being so supportive with your encouraging comments, so I started a challenge and began to give you prizes for using your NBUS!

What?! 

Yup. It's my little way to help you turn your NBUS into ABUS (already-used-schtuff!)! And it's also my way to thank you! 

Look, I even made you a thank you card! I'm entering it in the current Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge, the Just Us Girls challenge, the CASology challenge, and the TIME OUT Challenge. Of course, it's made with a NBUS stamp. The manufacturer is Crafty Individuals (CI-385). The embossed die is "Stitched Rectangles" from Lil' Inker Designs.

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Let's get started!

 Reqire Mints
  • Use your virginal NBUS on a new creation and tell us what it is. Yes, it can be brand-spanking-new schtuff or as old-as-the-hills schtuff.
  • The theme is "Anything Goes." You can just play here or if you play in other Blogland challenges using your NBUS, you can also link here!
  • Cut and paste the NBUS button above into your post. Include a link back to the challenge post. 
  • Please enter only four other challenges, in addition to this one, for a total of five.
  • You may enter up to three times. I was going to limit it to one, but that sorta counters my urging you to use up that NBUS, huh? I may only comment on one, if I run out of time.
  • Link up your creation using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post in the usual way.
  • HAVE FUN!!

Con Tact/ Tabs

If you need instructions on how to do any of the above or have any other questions, please email me at darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com. 

There are also tabs at the top of my home page for quick access to both the "Rules" and former "NBUS Challenges" galleries. 

If you haven't played before, please do check the Rules tab for further info on commenting and about how to link if you don't have a blog.

 Prizes

Five (5) $25 gift cards from any US company of the winner's choice will be awarded.

Because you are all my friends, I could never select one of you over another as a winner, so I will use Dr. Random and Mrs. Dot Org, Mr. Hammy Hamster, Mr. Mister, or Mr. Random Stranger off the street to pick the winners. 

 Dates

Please note, this challenge will only run for ten (10) days. It will close at the end of the day (nearly midnight at 11:55 [23:55]) PST, March 31, 2015

I will announce the winners on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

 Gopher It!

I hope you'll join in and link up! I can't wait to see what you make with your NBUS!

Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* Mwah!!
  
 
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146 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
I can't believe I'm first to join this fab challenge.
Love your super card, it has a wonderful stamped image, and super clean design.
Just perfect as usual.
Thank you for this really great challenge, and congrats on having such a lot of followers.
Well deserved may I add.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lyndal said...

HUGE CONGRATS on reaching another fabulous milestone Darnell :) :) :)

Gerrina said...

It is growing fast here with the followers! Congrats on your next blog-follower milestone!! Think it is a marathon for you to visit and look at all of them... Great that you do another NBUS challenge; the conventions time is here so my stash is growing :) And thanks so much for naming TIME OUT challenge blog and entering this real spring card! Have fun with all the entries, but most of all; Have fun! Hugs, Gerrina

hellerlittle said...

hey dear Darnell, thanks for starting again this challenge... I changed the Link to here at the sidebar on my blog.... hope that´s okay for you.
So I will go and start some new(old) things to use for the next ten days *lol
CU hellerlittle

Marianne said...

YAY to another NBUS challenge! And another YAY for your pretty card, Darnell. Love the pop of colour combined with the black silhouetes and the lovely frame brings it all together.
Marianne x

Sarah said...

Yay!! Another chance to shame myself into using the mountain in the corner of my workroom. Do be careful though picking strangers off the street!! xx

joy said...

Congrats on so many new followers, Darnell!! I certainly have acquired more than my share of NBUS since the holidays. I keep adding to the basket and I must start playing with it all. Hope I can get at least one card in before the deadline. Thanks for the inspiration!

aileen (mum) said...

Yahoo another chance to use up even more of my NBUS schuff. I love the card you did, if you have time can you tell me. Are all those flowers together as one stamp and you just left the red flower head blank or was this a collection of stamps. It looks just wonderful, love that dash of red.

Sue said...

Loving the card. I'd never think to do different colours on a stamp.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Craftychris said...

Your card is awesome! I have to have that stamp so will be adding another NBUS to my stash! I love your challenge and will be joining in again when I get home from Sarah's! xxx

Sue said...

Such a stunning card to inspire us to enter your fabulous NBUS challenge!
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah Gray said...

Whaaat?! Have you got round to another NBUS challenge already? I have got plenty of new stuff to play along with so count me in! Love your black and white card with just that touch of pink, Darnell and so glad that you joined up with us at Time Out :) Have a great weekend x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Lovely card! Great framing of the focal point by embossing that die! I've got lots of new NBUS - can't wait to play!

stampwithsandy said...

How exciting, another NBUS challenge! I can't wait to play along! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Darnell. Love those pretty floral with a single pop of color. Hugs!!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on having so many followers. You shouldn't be surprised! You are such a wonderfully kind and generous blogger and funny to boot! What a great combination. Oh and add talented to boot. What a lovely card you've shared here. It is stamped so cleanly. Love the pop of pink, too. Have fun with the challenge!

Nan G said...

Hi Darnell! Wow, NBUS Challenge número cuatro! Cool you rock girl! And it ends on my b-day, too. Maybe I'll be able to join in this time. Happy hugs!

Jane Willis said...

Your card is gorgeous! I have that stamp set in my NBUS too, in fact I think I have more NBUS than I have US.
Jane

I Card Everyone said...

Fabulous!! I've cut back a bit on buying of late... but there may be a little kit from SSS on its way! Count me in!
=] Michele

Jean said...

Congratulations on another follower milestone Darnell, and thank you for another NBUS challenge. I have plenty of NBUS waiting to be used, so I hope to back in the next few days. I love the way you used the beautiful CI stamp on your card.
Jean x

JennyH said...

Very nice card Darnell, love the pop of pink. Thanks for another go at NBUS, got plenty to choose from : )

Brenda said...

Well it is certainly no surprise that you have reached over 800 followers Auntie! A big congrats!! Now I can't wait to get some more NBUS out and play along, it's always fun to get some of that NBUS used and into the ABUS. Your card is just beautiful, love that stamp, those flowers are so pretty and I'm in love with it. I also love how you used your die as an embossed element on your card. This is "homework" from my die class! Can't wait to do this technique myself. Now I must go see which of my NBUS that I want to use this go around. lol Hugs, Brenda

Happy Dance said...

You know I'm all over this! You're such a peach for hosting a challenge. I don't have to tell you how much you're loved by all of us out here in blogland; it's easy to see just by the (at last count) 807 followers! Love your card, btw. The die is fabby, but that stamp and the way you've colored it is even more so! You so rock. Say hi to the girls tomorrow for me, and have fun! Bev

Redanne said...

At this rate you will be at 1,000 by the end of next month! Congratulations dear Darnell! Love that CI stamp and love how you have used it, your card is a real stunner... Hugs, Annie xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, Love your design, and the CI image. The pink flower pops, it's wonderful! Great that you are running another challenge... cheers, Shirleyxx

Kristi said...

Yay! I haven't been doing much stamping recently so I'm going to use this challenge as a little jump start.

I love your card and the look of black and white with the surprise of color. And I will have to check out Lil' Inker for some stitched rectangle dies. Everyone is using them but I haven't been able to find any in stock anywhere.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a stunning card! Love that stamp and how you colored just one blossom in for a pop of color! Gorgeous!

Maura R said...

I love how you used the stitched rectangle as an embossed frame - so pretty!

Thanks for your generosity of spirit and time in sponsoring another NBUS challenge!

Kath said...

A fabulous card Darnell - I'll be joining you soon with a NBUS card.
Kath x

Leslee said...

Time to get my rear in gear this weekend and do some creating. Sat at my desk the other day, but the mojo just wasn't there! Have a super weekend, Darnell!

SARN said...

Hi Darnell

Good luck in your latest NBUS challenge.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Darnell, well as it was my birthday this week I have plenty of new stuff, better get going!hugs Carole Z X

Bobby said...

I held back a stamp set just for this challenge. ;) I love the card you made, Darnell, and the thanks goes to you for hosting and commenting.

Lisa said...

Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the stamp!! It looks so beautiful!! Thanks for hosting another fun NBUS!! I'll be back soon to link up!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Helen F. said...

Congrats, Darnell on your 800 and rising :-)
I am excited to get to use up some of my "pile o' NBUS" here on Challenge #4. Thank you for hosting it and just let me say, I LOVE your beautiful card and wonder if I have that stamp somewhere in my craft room :-? {{HUGS}}

Pia S said...

I will certainly rummage through my stash and find some NBUS!
I really like the effect of the one colored flower, what a great image too!

Loll said...

Congrats on reaching another milestone following, Dolly!! Yay! Looking forward to playing along with your new NBUS challenge.

LOVE your card today. Beautiful image, and love that you have kept it black and white except for the one gorgeous flower in the center. Very creative design, my friend. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Lolly xx

sandie said...

thank you for doing this again. I have had some new goodies on my desk for a couple of weeks and today I opened them up and actually used them-will post a couple cards next week. And you card today is stunning, I love the pop of red, it is like an exploding firework and I see you have entered it into Time Out-thank you and we love to see you here and thank for your sweet comments about Susanne, she has a fab remoinder card out on Thursday for us xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congratulations Darnell! What a milestone.
So looking forward to joining in again!
NBUS in the house :)
I love this beautiful card you made. Gorgeous graphic flowers scene and that rose coloured high-lit bloom is fabulous! I think I see a winner for these challenges you have submitted to!

KayM said...

Wow! You're already "over" 800! Congratulations! And you know I am all over this NBUS challenge! I have NBUS coming out of my ears! Here it is March and I can't seem to get over that Christmas spending spree! haha! LOVE your card! That stamp is so pretty and I just how you did one flower pink! Be back soon with something to link! :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, how fun! You know I'll be playing! I still have tons of NBUS that I'm slowly getting through. I'll have to get my act together as 10 days will fly by quickly! Your card is beautiful - I like that stamp!

Birgit said...

If I get healthier faster, I will try to make this challenge:) The card is so pretty and it's true that we spend on great schtuff and then don't use it right away

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous card Darnell!! Hugs, Harriet

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE your thank you card Darnell! Another NBUS challenge . . . so soon! What a lovely surprise . . . I hope to be there. Hazel xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Darnell...my head is spinning with ideas :-) Just got my new STAMPlorations order ;-) With Love, Nancy

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is gorgeous Darnell, love the image and the simplicity of it, hugs Kate x

Shirley said...

OMGosh,Darnell, I totally love it!! So simply elegant!!

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, thank you for another chance to use new stuff and for showing the card in your challenge. :-) Your "Thank you" card is fabulous. I like the tiny flowers. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous thank you card what a great image love and hugs Carole x

Helen Frolova said...

Tell me please, which means "schtuff"
I can not find a translation of tis word

Marisa said...

Adore your card. Great image and the pop of red is perfect.

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is such a pretty image! I love the pop of pink.....just lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Ros Crawford said...

I absolutely adore this card Darnell... It's got to be my very favourite! I hope I get time to join in!

ionabunny said...

Hi Darnell, thanks for the challenge, thanks for the prizes, but most of all thanks for inspiring me to use the NBUS. Hugz

Kim Heggins said...

So much fun....so happy you are doing this again, will get me to pull out some NBUS, which is always so much fun. Your card is just so pretty...love your sweet bouquet of posies and that pink one is so sweet. See you tomorrow.

Heather, aka: Big Auntie said...

Hi Darnell - thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my blog, and thanks for following me! Your card is fabulous! And yes, all the doxies (in fact, all the critters) pictured on my blog belong to my sister and her husband. We recently rescued a little chihuahua and I need to get pictures of him on there too. Thank you so much for taking the time to host this awesome challenge; I look forward to looking at the other crafter's creations and finding even more blogs to love! Take care!

scrappymo! said...

Popped by with my card. I named my flower brad as the NBUS but I think the silk flowers are NBUS as well...Pretty darn sure!
I will try to make one mare before the closing date...Thanks for running this fun challenge again...it really is so much fun!!!
Hugs
Maureen

Lindsey said...

Yay! A new NBUS challenge! Such a pretty card to inspire us, too. Let's see if I get get my NBUS in gear to play in the shortened time frame!

Lynette said...

Wonderful card, Darnell! I love the embossed frame and the great stamp.

Janelle said...

Once again you've struck a high note, Darnell, Both with your stunning card and your follower list! Congratulations and I'm hoping to play this time. Hugs, Janelle

Lisa said...

Happy to hear of another NBUS challenge, Lordy knows we ALL have LOADS of that LOL!! But what I'm really happy about is this BEAUTIFUL card!! Love the single pop of color and the embossed framing!

Robyn Oliver said...

You're a "gem" Darnell and a very special lady who always brings a smile to my face and a lot of others too...Thank you Thank you for reminding us to NBUS, have a wonderful week Robyn

Karen Mead said...

Your card is adorable Darnell and I love the pop of colour:) Very excited to see the next Nbus challenge and looking forward to playing along - hugs xx

Greta said...

Oh fun! I've been using my NBUS, but bet if I try I'll find some more around here--LOL! LOVE your card, Darnell--striking & beautiful!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Yay! Another NBUS! Your card is so beautiful! I love B&W with po of colour!

Shalu said...

Wohoo ...another NBUS Challenge...so excited...but not sure abt the participation as I lost my mojo n couldn't create anything ...but will try for sure ....let's c who wins ...my excitation or my lost mojo ..lol....love your card dear Darnell ..its simply pretty !!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh Darnell this is just simply beautiful and hope to play along this time withe your NBUS challenge ...Im always full of good intentions and then when I look I'm too late !!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Probably won't get to play along this time.....adore your card! I'm sure you'll be a busy bee visiting for this NBUS & congrats on all the followers you've gotten!!!

Shona Chambers said...

You know what, I think this is my favourite card of yours so far....its stunning and I love the stamp and the design so much. Definitely 'pinned' and will look at it often for inspiration.

Karen B said...

Great.....another NBUS challenge Dippy.....are you sure we can only enter 3 times????? lol Adore your card with that gorgeous focal point of the pink flower - it certainly pops.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Georgie C said...

I am just in love with your card Darnell!!! I adore black and white, especially when teamed with a pop of colour... Ahh I'm drooling - this is deeeeelish!! xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

hallo Darnell,
oh glad that here again we meet with you. Your challenges are for me a joy and a unique mystery. I was afraid that after the last time you finish this great fun, so the more accept my thanks, that still organizing these great challenges.
Hugs, I host with you on a regular basis and they are for me a meeting with friends over a cup of tea.
Bozena

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a wonderful lady you are Darnell, another fabulous opportunity to use some of my ever increasing NBUS! Love these challenges and thanks as always.
Your card is a stunner and I'm loving the impression from your stitched die. So effective - will have to give that a go. Sarah xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell this is beautiful and I love how you embossed with those dies! xoxo

laurie said...

Love your pretty floral card, Darnell, the embossing is awesome!

I also love playing in your challenges, and thanks again for last time...I used the gift certificate to buy the stamp and die set I used to make this card!

Becca Cruger said...

Woot Woot!! Can't wait to NBUS along with you! Love that POP of pink in your dandelion. If only they were all bright pink, I'd sure have a lot more fun blowing wishes. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your nubs image. It looks great with the one red flower I see your challenge is off to an amazing start!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Shoot I forgot, thanks for joining in at JUGS....

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Darnell! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls...we so appreciate it!

Hettie said...

Woo Hoo!!! Great card there. Love that shot of pink.
Hugs
xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Darnell,
What a great challenge! I have lot of NBUS so surely could join in.

What a lovely Thank You card youv'e made for all of us!

Hugs,
Kay

PS Knee replacement to come in April/May and HI cruise postponed to November.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats on an even more amazing milestone!!!! Next week you'll be at 1000 followers! Gorgeous card, too! What a beautiful stamp you pulled out of your stash!

Carol said...

Love this Darnell, so pretty. Must go looking for some NBUS...don't think it will be too hard to find!! Carol x

Pat said...

I love this gorgeous card Darnell using this pretty CI stamp and it looks good stamped in black with just that touch of colour on the one flower. Looking forward to entering the challenge too. How wonderful for you to reach another milestone and have another challenge. Thank you so much. x

Sybrina K said...

Woot! Woot! Let the fun begin. :)

Joyce said...

See what I missed when I am one day behind? A fabulous CAS card--(that would be perfect for CASology, if you hurry--just sayin') and another NBUS challenge with 50 entries already. I've got a box of new stuff on it's way to me, so I will look forward to playing along.

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on reaching yet another milestone! (I can't say that I am surprised...smile) Thank you again for another one of your fabulous challenges...(and you encouraging us to break out our NBUS!)

MaryH said...

#4! Who KNEW?! This is a fabulous event, and I sure hope I can participate. I love your black & white with that pop of pink. It's beautiful (just like you are!) and I see you have some marvelous NBUS inspiration awready linked up. Gotta do some catchup and then try to get over to enjoy a closer look and play too (I hope!). Hugs, Hugs & TFS

honeybeelane said...

Hey Darnell! Your card is gorgeous. I want to case it. I hope to play along.

Marybeth said...

I love this card Darnell! Really , really love it! My card is made just need to post it!

Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Darnell, Woah there you go again, what a star!! Another NBUS challenge :D I love what you did with the CI stamp on your pretty card, just the highlight works wonders, hugs Gay, P.s Hope to join in soon :D xx

Jen W. said...

This rocks, Darnell! I LOVE the pop of color from the flower and enamel dot! Thanks for playing along again with CASology this week!
And whoop whoop to you on 811 followers!

Em Louise Fairley said...

HUGE congrats on another milestone. You're a star! Thank you SO much for another NBUS challenge :) xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Darnell, thank you so much for another NBUS challenge, it's great fun to dig out all those hidden crafty goodies from the drawers and let them shine for a moment ot two :)

Love and warm hugs
Maarit

lostinpaper said...

Your card is incredible Darnell, highlighting just one flower was genius! Looks like this challenge has taken off with a bang again, gotta say that you really are amazing!

Melissa said...

Oh, I like this! Darnell, what a great card!!! I LOVE the way you added a pop of color to the scene! Reminds me of one of those black and white photographs where only one small portion of the image is colored! What a great design!
Thanks so much for joining us yet again over at CASology! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! my! heck! Your card is screamingly fabulous (you know like high pitched girly squeals of joy screams?!!)

I have some newer NBUS on my desk... let's see what I can do with no extra time ever in my life.... ;-)

Ann Tuck said...

Love these blues Darnell - and love that poppy die too! Aren't those shaker cards fun to make:)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love how you showcased the one flower with the pink, stunning! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Bonnie said...

I love how you've embossed the frame and added the one flower with the pop of color! What a classy card!

Benzi said...

My first time to enter your challenge, Darnell. I am very happy to use some of my NBUS items.

Your card is just beautiful. I love that stamp.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, my lovely friend ... what a wonderful milestone ... and more friends to share in the delights of Darnellonia! Beautiful card ... crisp, fresh and sooo pretty with that burst of pink. Will be playing along ... I have some NBUS! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

HUGE CONGRATS on reaching another milestone, Darnell! It's no surprise, as it's so much fun to visit your blog :)
I love, love, love your card! The pop of color is just fabulous, and your CAS design is really pretty! Thank you so much for offering another NBUS challenge for us...you are so generous!

Chris D. said...

Your card ROCKS Darnell! LOVE that stamped image and how you only colored one of them! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

artful-notions said...

Ummm, hi Darnell, it's no. 104 here, I think, unless someone posts a comment ahead of me, then I'm even further down the line.
Can I just say, love the card. It's a beauty, really!
The stamp is one I've never seen, and you made it a class act on this card! If I ever get home, I'm joining in. Taking care of my daughter who had surgery. Mom duty. Looks like a fun one this month!

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous card, Darnell! That's a perfect pop of color if I've ever seen one. I adore your challenges, but honestly, I really think of you all the time as I create because I really am trying to make sure I use all the things I have...that or share them with someone else. :) I just finished two cards for your challenge...hoping to post them soon. :)

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous card, Darnell! That's a perfect pop of color if I've ever seen one. I adore your challenges, but honestly, I really think of you all the time as I create because I really am trying to make sure I use all the things I have...that or share them with someone else. :) I just finished two cards for your challenge...hoping to post them soon. :)

Diane said...

Beautiful card Darnell and thank you to you as well for hosting this once again..and look at all the beautiful cards entered....you and Hammy will have your hands full for sure!!

Mrs A. said...

Super challenge again Darnell. I am so ashamed to have to say thy I have shedloads of NBUS in my stash. Do I need to go into therapy and sit in one of those semi circles of like minded souls and admit yes I'm a NBUS!
Hugs Mrs A.

Lee-Anne said...

Whoo hoo, Darnell! Thanks for another NBUS challenge! I'm thinking that perhaps you could hold one every day???That way I MAY have a slight chance at using everything in my stash :) or not...LOL

Hazel said...

So sorry, Darnell, please delete 127 (I forgot about the number of challenges rule) xx

Cristina G. said...

Hi Darnell.
Just in time for one more fun NBUS. It's good to see you and all the talent here. Love your card, those sketchy flowers are great... really simple and beautiful.

Milka Gubo said...

Dear Darnell,
Thank you for another NBUS challenge. FUN FUN FUN!!!! I hope I´ll find the time and join the fun. So many things going right now... :o)
Your card is STUNNING!!! Love it! :o)
hugs
Milka

Liz said...

Love your card, Darnell, the touch of red on the stamped image is so striking. Thanks for another NBUS challenge.... off to find some old NBUS - and I know I have plenty!!! xx

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Hey Darnell!-Beautiful card.I love the little splash of colour-it really makes the pretty image stand out.
I have come to play in your NBUS challenge-but,i am only playing for fun so please don't include me in your draw this time-i need to use up my NBUS mountain!!
Hugs,Nessa xxxxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Always fun to be able to use NBUS, thanks for the fun Darnell!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so happy to use my new SSS Woodland Frame. Love that you are still doing your NBUS Challenge and making us dig out our stuff that we just had to have!

Skylark said...

Hi Darnell, thanks for another great challenge! I love your monochrome card with the single flower stamped in pink, absolutely gorgeous! Stef x

Di said...

I came back for another play Darnell - crumbs, it's standing room only in here!

Hugs

Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at this fantastic turn out, so far! So happy that you decided to continue with the NBUS Challenges! You are awesome!

MaryH said...

Whew, realized as I was posting the Rudolph Day card, that it also qualified as a NBUS, so skated over for a fast linkup. Oh my do you ever have some fabulous entries, and I will get back over to peruse at a more leisurely time. Also in scrolling down to the challenge post, I got a glimpse of some breath-stopping cards you've shared. Gracious, life just gets too busy and I can't enjoy all the beauty I want to see! Big Hugs & Thanks for hostessing another NBUS Challenge. Mwah!

Jean said...

I am new to your blog and this challenge! Glad to have found it. I dug out and used some old embellies and flowers for this! Thanks for the inspiration!

*Vicki* said...

There are SO MANY times that I could be entering this and ALWAYS forget...why?!! I don't know!! I certainly will make it a point to do this my dear!! :) HUGS

Teresa Kline said...

WHAT A GRAT IDEA! luv the stamp set you used for your card, super cute! I will have to play along, I have so many new things...thanks! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

KandA said...

Wow, your challenges are so popular - Just wondering if that's because we're all such shameful 'must-have-aholics' or are we really just making sure we have enough NBUS so we can come and play with you?!! Either way well done and thank you for another super challenge xx

Kathleen said...

Oh My G--, Darnell, I have only just seen this card, it is absolutely my all time favourite card, just love it to bit, it is absolutely stunning and the type of image that I would drool over. The pink flower is a touch of genious

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Hi Darnell
Thanks for alerting me to the fact I had forgotten to link my second card.

It just got so busy here, as we had the painters in at the time. It really put the house in a bit of an uproar as there was stuff everywhere! lol

Zll is back to normal now though...just finished rehanging the pictures this morning...

Thanks for sponsoring this challenge...you know how I love to use up my Vos, NBUS and snippets!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great card...love the one red flower. Thanks for another fun challenge.

Cathy said...

Fantastic card Darnell, love the floral stamp...will put it on my ever growing wish list! Congrats on your new milestone too :) Cathy x

Christi Conley said...

Love, LOVE the NBUS challenges ~ I have so much stuff that I've never used, or haven't used in AGES! Thanks for having these challenges - you are awesome! XOXO Christi

Carole Z said...

Wow Darnell, well done with all the entries again...fab challenge and just got my entry in! Hugs Carole Z X

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Darnell, big congrats on reaching another milestone. I love reading your blog, and I really love your NBUS challenges. I just had to send another card . Thanks for the inspiration to dig into the old stash! Hugs. Stephanie

Pawsitively Creative said...

So excitd for another challenge! Your milestone are awe-inspiring and you are so fun to follow. Just amazeballs! Hugz! ~Niki

sofia andersson said...

First off, I must admit, I've read every single post of your blog during the past, well, almost a year I think! And only now did I manage to start a blog myself and I have you and your amazing challenge to thank for that!
Thanks for all your inspiration and keep the wordy posts coming!

Hugs from Finland,
Sofia

Karen Petitt said...

So thankful that I made it here in time! I'm playing just for fun huni and I thought you would appreciate one of my 'different' creations! Wonderful challenge Missy Darnell, hope you have a lovely week Karen x

Sarah Mabery said...

I really love how you did just one flower in that bright pink. It really pops. Such a dramatic effect.
Thanks for host such a great challenge. I have way too much NBUS.

Beverley said...

I really must make time to join in on a NUBS challenge as I have quite a bit if NUBS!! Love that POP of pink and such a lovely image too :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT & joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Taunya Butler said...

I am so thrilled about the things you do and say that add to my world!! I must say it is a bit brighter because of you!! I hope you know what a delight you are!! With that said - I love your black and white card with the gorgeous pop of color!! The flowers are lovely and remind me of a meadow of wildflowers in the mountains where we used to go camping as a family!! Your card is most beautifully done! Have a truly blessed day!!

Jean said...

Hooray! I have managed to get a card made with my new Stampin Up stamps in time to enter your super Challenge. Thanks Darnelle for all your blog posts, they always make me smile and often make me giggle.
Jean x

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Well I MADE IT! Just under the wire, and number 298! I LOVE YOU DARNELL! Thanks for doing this again...Grin

Sheri said...

I am so glad you limit us to three cards because I could go on and on and on with new or new/old stuff. There are some amazing entries this time. So much fun! Thanks for doing this. And I loved loved loved your polka dot card this week.

dottielottie said...

Woohoo! congrats on another milestone reached with your blog followers Darnell. Happy that I managed to join in with your NBUS challenge #4. Looking forward to reading future 'Inkspirational' and 'make my day' posts from you and Hammy. Hugs Lottie x

Karenladd said...

Whew, I had been meaning to enter your challenge for weeks but only now got some crafting time in. Love this motivation to break out something that I have never used (and unfortunately, I have a lot of that!).

Ann said...

This sounds great fun - have I time to enter hmmm maybe not but hopefully next month. Only just seen the link on Chris's blog. Great idea.
Ann xxx

Ann said...

I've joined so that I don't miss the next challenge. Ann at Just for fun. http://craftworkblog.blogspot.co.uk/

~amy~ said...

The pop of pink....perfect!

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, Darnell! I love how you used the stitched rectangle to emboss a frame. Looks fab, I'll have to remember to try that. Speaking of NBUS, I've been doing some buying lately, but not a lot of stamping. I should be doing this challenge!