This afternoon, I was inspired to sort through some of my 'slightly used, but somewhat neglected' stamps and dies, to see what 'ought' to have some play time. If you follow the delightfully hilarious, always-uplifiting posts (brilliant - as in high-watt light-bulb brilliant!) and the oh-so-clever card creations by Darnell, you'll be familiar with her newly-coined acronym *NBUS* - "never before used schtuff." She's been exploring her collection (vast, I might add), and giving center stage to products she hasn't used before! Inspiring - and smart - especially because I have several NBUSes in my stash. Today, however, they weren't on my radar; rather the "kind of before used' stuff was, so, if Darnell doesn't mind, I'm going to 'case' her NBUS to create KBUS.
Today's challenge was Jen Nelson's sketch at Seize the Birthday #19, and the KBUS I decided to use all come from My Creative Time. Emma has some sweet stamps, dies and stamp-and-die combinations, and her blog is full-to-bursting with ideas galore (her videos are a delight!). Meander off for a quick peak, and while you do, I'll grab a quick beverage (hmmmm, hmmmm). See? You'll certainly want to head back for a closer look. My card features her Vintage Stitched Label Die and Stamps, Vintage Sentiments, and Celebrate Good Times.
Now, I'm a little out-of-practice using this 'stuff,' and if the linky wasn't near to closing, some renovations would be in order (#1 - change up the label to make it more 'lively'); however, with the clock ticking, I'll 'hand this in' on time! It was grand to play with some of my KBUS...watch for more later in the week (I hope!! That said, however, I confess - I put an order in with SSS yesterday, because I couldn't resist the 20% off. Shopping is theraputic! That's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it!!)
Here's Jen's sketch:
and here's my 'Sweet Birthday Wishes"...
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