Week 129: NBUS

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

 

This week's word can't be found in the dictionary, so don't bother going to look it up!  You'll have to use online resources to interpret this one!  Do you recognize this acronym?  Darnell Knauss is someone you really need to get to know!  Her sense of humor keeps us all laughing and shaking our heads and her creativity never ceases to amaze us!  She started the NBUS Challenge over on her blog and is currently hosting round #3.  NBUS stands for "Never Been Used Schtuff"  That is, things in our stashes that we've never, ever used!  Things that we just had to have at the time of purchase, but which soon found their way into the deep dark corners of our craft stashes, never to be thought of again.  Until now.  It's time to dig through your supplies and find out what you've been neglecting!  You'll want to link up both here at CASology and over on the NBUS Challenge!

Don't know Darnell yet?!  Let us introduce you!


Do you see the twinkle of mischief in her eyes?!  Here's what she had to say about herself:

My name is Darnell. My addiction began in 2002 after I attended my first Stampin' Up! party. After ten years making cards for family and friends at a desk inside the disgusting garage, we had the backyard landscaped and I became the envied occupant of my crafty Playhouse. You are welcome to visit the Playhouse at my blog djkardkreations.com or in real life, if you like! I am having the time of my life sharing my cards, playing with words, and connecting with delightful people from all over the world who provide me with endless inspiration!

She created a beautiful card just for this week's occasion!

design defined:
Dividing your card into thirds is effective in CAS design.

Be sure and stop by her blog to say hello and then link up your creation for this week's challenge here and over on her NBUS Challenge!

Before you start creating, take a look at the design team members' creations as well as this week's guest designer's creation!

Guest Designer:  Ashwini
 design defined:
 Using die cuts & a simple color palette works well on a CAS design.


design defined:
High-contrast CAS designs (with lots of white space) create visual impact!


Gillian
design defined: 
Use your patterned paper as a background for die cut images


Hazel
design defined: 
A touch of zany can add fun to a CAS card!

Jen
design defined:
Keep wild patterns to only a portion of your CAS card. 


Joyce
design defined: 
Keep your design to 1/3 of your card.


Judy
design defined:
One layer cards can be CAS and interesting, too!

 Kimberly
design defined: 
A bold color admidst soft tones can draw your eye into a CAS card.

Kymona
design defined: 
A two tone die cut inlay adds dimension to a CAS card.
design defined:
Simple images and fonts are a winning combination on a CAS design.


Tracey
 tracey_CCC#129
design defined:
A few sequins add interest to a simple design.


Now go have fun creating your CAS design and don't forget to link up here on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST)! 


19 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for letting me play along this week and for collaborating with my NBUS Challenge! It's such a cool idea to support each other in this way! And fun, too! All your designs are fantastic and it's wonderful to also have the talented Ashwini as Guest Designer! Hugs and Mwah! Darnell (P.S. It looks like Tracey's card didn't load.)

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  2. Thank you so much for asking me to be the GD! And thanks for Darnell for the great challenge! Of to start making and linking cards....:D

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  3. Love Darnells Challenge (Never Been Used Schtuff) but don´t know if is also a new owns challenge,
    hope I´m not wrongwith my Card
    CU hellerlittle

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  4. YAY for the collaboration with Darnell, love her!! Also love the inspiration today, thanks DT!!

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  5. What?! No such this as NBUS! (sarcasm font) I can show perfect self control in annual visit to the mall but craft store... well, you wouldn't want to waste a trip and not get something, right? Great challenge! Hope to play along! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

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  6. Yay, Darnell! :) Fabulous cards, ladies!

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  7. Thanks to Darnell for opening up another fab blog for me. Design Team your cards are amazing, I love the definitions, the really help someone new to crafting like me understand design and terms. Off for a rummage through my stash, I sure do have a lot of NBUS for a newbie :)

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  8. Yay Darnell! And yay for new schtuff!! :)

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  9. It's been a while since I've played here and it's so good to be back :)

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  10. What a super fun challenge! So much NBUS in my studio!!

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  11. Great fun from Darnell to originate the "NBUS" Challenge! :-) great inspriation Cards!

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  12. Despite my very best intentions... this is the first time I've been back at CASology in quite a while! Thanks for such a fun and inspiring challenge.

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  13. I am glad that I can take part in the fun. I cordially greet the all,
    Good luck to all taking part in the fun.
    Bozena

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  14. thanks for such a great challenge and to Darnell and all the DT for such brilliant ideas! - great inspiration - and hopefully NBUS covers just bought new schtuff as well :-)

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  16. What a great cue word! Love Darnell and I've always wanted to join her NBUS challenges. And now I did!

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  17. Yay, first time I have entered your fab challenge and just made it! xxx

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  18. Love Darnell, her cards, and her amazing view on life! Great DT cards! Love seeing them and having their designs explained!

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