Altered Paint Sticks and the June Bug Blog Jump

We are coming to the end of our Jumpin’ June Bug Swap over on the Cricut Message Board, so that means Blog Hop time! Since we were the Jumpin’ Bugs…we are calling this little jaunt to each of our blogs a “Jump”.

The above list of blogs are those of ladies who are participating in our Blog Jump and if you arrived here first, I encourage you to go back up to the start at Julie’s place at My Little Corner, where you will find a wealth of creativity, and make your way back down to the bottom…which is right here!

You should have arrived here from Cammi’s place at Cuttin’ Up. Isn’t she amazing?

Cammi is definitely a hard act to follow, but I present to you my Altered Paint Sticks that I created for yet another Cricut Message Board Swap. We took regular paint sticks and embellished them, sent them in to our hostess and we receive back everyone else’s to make an album or display however we wish.

My sticks were inked with a yellowish-orange ink from Studio G and then covered with papers from My Minds Eye Home Glitter Book. I chose to embellish my sticks with sunflowers from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die Set. After spritzing and inking them, I put them together with a glass bauble in the center and then adhered to the stick.

The reverse side of the stick was embellished with a silk flower with a center cut from coordinating papers. I used a crocheted lace on the end of the stick to hold a very tiny tag.

I cut a double set of Tim Holtz tickets and attached them with a ribbon on the reverse side.

My set ready to head to their new homes….

You can’t have a party without some yummy goodness, right?

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30 thoughts on “Altered Paint Sticks and the June Bug Blog Jump

  1. Jana I love it. I have a paint stick that Cindy sent me but was not sure what to do with it now I have some ideas. Thanks hon! I already follow you here!

  2. Love the paintsicks Jana!
    Wonder if you are in my grp….
    don’t think so…shoot.
    Oh well, and I am already one
    of your followers. LOL
    Yay for our great co-hostess!

  3. You know I had the dubious distinction to be your first fb follower and I subscribed to your channel however I have no idea how to become a follower on your blog LOL

  4. Jana, your paint sticks are so cute!! Nice and summery looking. Great Job! Thanks for offering the blog candy and for co-hosting such a wonderful swap!!

  5. Interesting project! Can’t believe you make an album out of a paint stick! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  6. What cute altered paint sticks. I love the colors you used and that flower is too cute.
    I’m already a follower, I just “liked” you on Facebook and I’m already a subscriber to your YouTube channel. 🙂

  7. Love this idea…soo very different! Thanks for allowing me to be in the group and the’s been great.


  8. Jana I loved the hop and your paint sticks are beautiful!!! I did visit all the blogs and I am following your blog and facebook page. A couple of the blogs wouldn’t let me post for some reason but all the ladies in the hop have amazing talent and I loved all their creations!

  9. Pamela…thanks. I don’t know what the deal is. There were a couple of blogs that would not allow me to comment either. That means I won’t be eligible for their blog candy. 🙁

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