Monday, June 16, 2014

NBUS Friendship Challenge Card

I discovered a new challenge and a new favorite stamping term - NBUS - never-before-used-schtuff! I have a pile of NBUS on my bed in my crafting room and refuse to put it away until it gets used at least once. Makes having company kinda difficult, but I am adamant about that rule. Problem is that the pile keeps growing and there is never enough time to play with it all:) The challenge can be found here, and you should see her list of prizes!! Here is my card:

The NBUS is the celebrate stencil (Memory Box), the Stampin' up sentiment and the glittery tape on the side. I cut out the Stampin' Up manequin , sponged it with a Memory Box floral stencil and placed it back in the hole the die created. Then I sponged the celebrate and frame in black ink. I added the new sentiment from SU and a thin line of glittery tape I could not resist at Michaels recently. I am giving this card to a friend, so that is where the friendship part of the challenge comes in.

I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend.

26 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow Karen, I love this card!! I love how you stenciled the dress form and then popped it back in to it's hole. The glitter is always a fun addition! I love the frame and of course the sentiments are just perfect!! Thanks for becoming a follower to me, I am now following you too!! It was fun using some of our NBUS and here's to using some more of it! lol Hugs, Brenda

sandie said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting and joining my blog-I have joined yours now also. I do love this dress form and we all love a bit of glitter!

Kristie Goulet said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting and joining my blog-I have joined your now also. I love how you used this dress form. Great card.

Mette said...

Thank you for visiting and joining my blog, and for your kind comments. I love your card with the pretty "dress".

Hugs, Mette

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you get extra credit for visiting and making friends, Karen! I see you've followed other friends of mine and I am so happy that you are following me! It's my pleasure to return the flavor!!

Your card is a stencil dream and a brilliant design! I love that addition of the glittery washi tape border, too!

I also applaud your resolve not to put your NBUS away until after it becomes US! If I did that I'd a) have to have an addition put on the Playhouse and b) have OCD hives from leaving so much schtuff out. See, that's how this whole NBUS happened; I have to find a home for my new things and put them away there and then, sadly, I forget about a lot of them. (I do have to laugh at the absurdity of having too many new toys!!)

Thank you so much for joining my NBUS Challenge, posting my button, and spreading the word to your readers! I appreciate it!! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

My Paper Epiphany said...

Hi Karen. I love the pretty dress form and the fab sentiment.

Neets B said...

Hi Karen, thanks for your lovely comment and the follow, I'm now following you too. Fab card, great idea to sponge the stencil on the die cut before replacing it. I'm yet to try sponging, watch this space! :)

Laurie Unger said...

Hi Karen, thanks for following me and I'm signed up to follow you right back! :-)

I agree on the NBUS - lots in my craft room too!

Carol L said...

I really like what you've done with the dress form - and the sentiment right on top of it looks great! I agree, you can never have too much happy! WTG using your NBUS!

Kim Heggins said...

Karen...you are just too sweet. Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog and for becoming a follower too. I am now one of yours too! Your card is so sweet and yes I have to agree with the others regarding your stenciled dress form, so sweet and just stunning.

Cathy said...

Great card Karen, thanks for visiting and joining me, I'm following you now :) Cathy x

Charlene said...

Hi Karen!! It was so nice if you to visit my blog and I love to see yours too:-) awesome card! I love the way you used the dress form fabulous!! Following you too !

Kathyk said...

Thank you for visiting and following my blog - I'm here to reciprocate the favour! Love the NBUS card

Kathyk

SARN said...

Great card Karen and I love the sentiment you used.

Good on ya for resolving NOT to put your NBUS away until it's been used.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Karen - Thankyou for the lovely comments that you left on my blog - I have come over to follow you too:) Your card is gorgeous and I love the pretty dress! I also have a Nbus pile that I put in a drawer...quite often it's overflowing LOL!! hugs xx

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! Thanks so much for you visit to my blog ... It's a pleasure to be your follower too! Have a lovely day!

Jasleen said...

That's a lovely card, Karen. Thanks so much for joining my blog. I'm glad to join yours too. :)

Bonnie said...

I love how you stenciled the dress form! Very clever!

Theresa said...

Lovely card! Great way to use the stencil. Thanks for dropping by my blog and becoming a follower. Am now following your blog.

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Barbara said...

Thanks for the very sweet comment on my NBUS card. Thanks for becoming a "follower". I am now following you to. You will be entered in my giveaway!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fantastic card you created and love the dress form design. I have too many things I should make use of still too. In fact, should not buy another thing, but we all know that ain't gonna happen! LOL

1CardCreator said...

What a great card, love the dress form and the use of both sentiments on this. Glad you found me at the challenge too, thank you for following and the sweet comment too. ~Diane

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love the sentiment you used -- so true.

Sheila H said...

Hi, Karen, I really appreciate your kind comments and your becoming a follower of my blog. I have become a follower of yours also. Your card is lovely. The design is eye catching. I love the stamping and colors.

Greta said...

Super card! I bet your friend will love it!