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January 14, 2015

Hey there!  Thanks for stopping by.  I've got a card to share today.  I made this 
one for my brother-in-law's birthday.  It was on Sunday and he already got this
in the mail.  So, no spoiler alert here.  ~ Hope you had a great day, Kelly!

So, have you heard all about 'NBUS'?  You probably have... But, just in case, 
NBUS stands for Never Before Used Schtuff.  Yep!  The brilliant Darnell over
at djkardkreations invented this little beauty of an acronym.  Then she created 
a challenge for us all to join in on the fun of using our NBUS with her... Yeah!

I found my inspiration from this card.  It is in the Signatures Sketches from
January's Inspiration Archive at Nichole Heady's blog, Capture the Moment.
I also used the color combo from the Color Play.  Beautiful colors, huh?
And since I hadn't busted out my Ombre Builders stamp set yet...  Well, it
just seemed like a perfect way to use some of my NBUS.  Too much fun!

The sentiment is from a set that I got in a Studio Calico kit.  Each line is a
different stamp.  So, it was really easy to create each strip.  Then I popped
them up with some foam adhesive.  That gave the card just the right amount
of extra touch that I felt it needed.  Masculine cards... keep 'em CAS, right?

I hope you get a chance to create with your NBUS and join the fun.
Bonus: CAS-ology has joined in on the NBUS craze and their current
challenge's cue card is NBUS.  Thank you, Darnell.  You inspire so many!




  1. Janelle, thank you for commenting on my card, I appreciate this. I like your card very much, so simple and graphical!

  2. Hi Janelle, fantastic masculine card, love the clean lines, thanks for your visit too :) Cathy x

  3. This card could go on the cover of a magazine about making masculine cards, Janelle! It's excellent! It's white and crisp like a dress shirt with fabulous stamped lines like an expensive tie! But to keep it from being too too white collar executive, you added just the right sediment to bring in the fun! Well done!! Thank you so much for joining in both the CASology challenge and my NBUS Challenge #3 and thank you for your kind words!! Have a great weekend!! I hope to see you again soon!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Yes, indeed Darnell does inspire so many! I love this fun card, and your great take on the inspiration card! I love the ombre effect! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  5. This stamp set is NBUS for me too. I really need to put it to use! Love the way you layered the sentiment over it here! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!


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