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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Another NBUS entry...

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

The sweet and funny Darnell Knauss at DJKardKreations is wrapping up her NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge tomorrow, and I am sneaking in one more entry before the deadline.

I volunteer every week at a local thrift store. It is run by a church, which uses the proceeds to support their food shelf and other community outreach services. This particular thrift store is the nicest one I have ever seen! Items are beautifully displayed, and nothing offered for sale is ever dirty, broken or damaged.

They have a "craft section" at the store, and I am always checking there for stamps, papers and other items I can use.

I purchased the stamp for today's card from this store quite some time ago, and this is the first time I've ever used it. It's definitely NBUS!


I thought this image was so cute, even if it is in an older style. The stamp is from Stamps Happen, Inc., which I don't think is in business any longer. I did a little search, though, and found a few of their stamps still available online at various places.

I colored my image with ProMarkers. My "Happy Easter" (stamp source unknown) is on a scalloped circle die-cut that has been inked around the edges with some pink ink. I attached my little bow with some glossy accents.


On the inside of my card, I adhered another strip of my DSP and added a little bunny die-cut (Impression Obsession). My sentiment here is by My Sentiments Exactly (MSE).

There is very little adornment on this card. The image really takes center stage, and I kind of like it. The coloring took me a while - I'm slow! - but once that was done, the card came together very quickly.

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

7 comments:

designbydonna said...

What adorable little bunnies. Your coloring looks great. Love that scalloped frame for your bunnies.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh my how cute is this Easter card. Love them.

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute Easter card Cheryl! Love the funny little bunnies with the powder puff tails :)

Lynne in NI said...

Awww this is so sweet, beautifully coloured too.
Lucky you, having a thrift store that gets crafty goodies :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aah, this is really darling, Cheryl! I can see why you grabbed it up in the thrift store and I love how you showcased it! But, girl, what restraint you must have to work there! I would bring that whole section of the store home every other week; especially since it is such a nice store!

I also loved your first entry Christmas card and it was fun to have both holidays represented by your NBUS creations! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6! I'm really delighted you won the Brushos, but I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to come by and thank you for playing! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Adorable bunnies, love Stamps Happen stamps, still have all of mine they stamp like a dream and are all so pretty. Lovely Easter card, Cheryl.

Hugs
Sue

Hannelie said...

This 2 makes me think of Jack and Jill ! Captures Spring and Easter in a fresh fabulous way!