Monday, March 23, 2015

A Jelly Bean Easter

Do you know what NBUS is? I didn't until I started following Darnell on her blog djkardkreations. Haven't heard of her or aren't following her yet? What are you waiting for? She's amazing! Anyway, NBUS stands for "never-before-used-schtuff". You know, all the stuff we've bought and  haven't used yet. (Don't even try to tell me you don't have any.) Darnell has a NBUS Challenge where you use NBUS and then it becomes ABUS ("already-used-schtuff"). Go look!

Here's my entry for her challenge. See the jelly beans? That stamp was NBUS, but is now ABUS because I finally used it. It's part of the Avocado Arts Springtime Celebrations stamp set that I bought a couple of years ago. Actually, there are several stamps in this set that I haven't used yet. (Hard to believe, I know.) The sentiment was also never used, because I just cut one apart - GASP - and made my own. The original sentiment was from 'Buckets of Love' by There She Goes, which is now out of business. 

The jelly beans were stamped in Versafine and colored with Distress Markers. The die cut panels were made with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, which are definitely not NBUS, because you all know that I use them all the time. 

I will enter this into :
     Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Jelly Bean
     Craft Stamper Take It Make It March Challenge - Anything Goes (as long as you use a stamp)

Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. I love reading your thoughts on what I've made. I hope your Monday went well. Only 8 more days until Spring Break! (not that I'm counting or anything!)



  1. Super cute card Pam! What scrumptious jelly beans!

  2. That's a really cute card! Makes me hungry for a Jelly bean!

  3. Jelly beans are my fave non-chocolate Easter candy. They're like potato can't eat just one. Fun card Pam. Hugs!

  4. How darling are those jelly beans, tumbling down into a scrumptious, yummy pile! Fabulous card and way to go with the NBUS!!

  5. The jelly beans make for a really cute card!

  6. This is just so cute .... love the jelly beans! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ... good luck! Linda XX

  7. Oh, yum, this is CASlicious, Pam!! Your coloring and matting are perfect and I'm so proud of you, not only for using so much NBUS, but for cutting that sediment! WTG!! Thank you so much for your kind words and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Terrific jelly bean card for the Curtain call, lovely colours and CAS!