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Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday i-top Intensive Hop

There's nothing quite like a little Mini Hop to get some quick inspiration, ideas and maybe even a wonderful prize.  This picture really doesn't need words to describe the euphoric feeling the orange frog has about the possible inspiration he will get from this hop and how he might just have an opportunity to win something like this....

If you are feeling up to the challenge (unlike the green frogs), we'd like to inspire you with some wonderful ideas for using your i-top.   The Imaginisce design members are featuring some clever ideas for using your i-top all this week and today's theme is all about using it to make cards.  How can you make the most of your i-top on a card?  Below are a few sneak peeks of what you can do, but you have to visit each of the three blogs today to get the "whole picture."
by Courtney Lee
by Kim Holmes
by Liz Qualman

Fine Print
Please visit all three of the designer's blogs, leave a comment and then hop back here to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you discovered about the projects and the i-top.   All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top and accessories of your own.




 So what are you waiting for???  

One more thing - You will also want to haunt the Imaginisce blog all week for more ideas on how to use the super creative and incredibly fun i-top with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday.

Thank you so much for stopping by -

152 comments:

Melinda Spinks said...

Thanks for the ideas girls, the products were adorable!

Sue said...

Such clever ideas for the I-Top. I think my favorite was the spots on the ladybug!

Carlene said...

What a fun little hop! Quick and informative!
I learnt that there are many uses for the i-top...including hair accessories!!!

Sophia said...

These were such cute ideas...TFS

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous creative mini hop!! I can see the I-top is a versatile tool that would be an asset in my crafting hands!!

stephanie said...

Very clever projects. Love the I-top and can see it used in many projects. Love the Lady Bug!!!

Kristal said...

Thanks for sharing these cute projects with everyone. A great way to start the week, inspiring projects!

Melx:) said...

Thanks for a great mini hop!!!! The girls are so clever.....I loved how versatile the i-Top can be.......hair accessories, ladybug spots and party hat toppers.........what more could you ask for????? Love it!
Melx
http://melfield.blogspot.com

Μυρτώ said...

Very cute pojects girls. I will put the i-top in my "to-buy" list. It seems fab.

Scrapthat said...

All the projects were cute but I love the hair pins...you have to love a card that has a little additional gift to it!
TFS the inspiring projects! :)

Dot said...

I like the mini blog hop idea! So many great ideas on all 3 blogs! I like the 3 little frogs at the top of this page too!

Laura Church said...

Gee so many ideas! From sweet spots, to adorable accessories, to jumbo embellishments, lots of inspiration. I'd love to win an iTop!

Kim said...

I can't wait to Hop around! The i-Top would be a GREAT tool to have:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

creative patti said...

Loved this mini Hop!! Great job to all the ladies! So thinking out of the box, works well with this tool. Brads are not only used as embellishments but as actual elements to make a certain focal item or character on your card or Layout! I love it!! I want it!!! Thank you so much for putting this together!
pattig161@yahoo.com

Colleen said...

As usual, your DT members always have such cute ideas for your products and tools. All 3 cards were just way to cute.

cinmfoster said...

Thanks for the mini hop. Thanks for the inspiration all the projects were adorable.

Kath said...

What darling projects! Now I really want an I-top! Thanks for the idea (the ladybug was adorable).

Sherri Thompson said...

What super-cute creations by the DT girls! For some reason, I thought that the i-top made brads. I didn't think that it was a tool that I would really use. Thanks, Imaginisce, for convincing me otherwise! :) I love that you can make 3D embellies like Kim's balloons. I think that this would be a perfect way to add some unique embellies to my cards.

Kim said...

First of all the i-top looks like something every crafter needs in her crafty tool box! I just loved what all the DT'S did! The pop off for hair accessories, different size tops this is a tool that has endless possibilities! And adds a lot of dimension to your card or LO:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Very cute ideas!! Love the ladybug, the detachable snaps, and the ribbon cascading from the big brad! Really, really great ideas!! :)

Ashly said...

Love how different all the ideas were! My fave was the hair accessories! Now I just need an Itop and ill be all set!! :) thanks for the giveaway

Darla said...

Loved the mini hop and all the great ideas for using the i-top!

Sue said...

Great ideas ladies!!

Janet Z said...

Thanks for the hop! Such cute projects. I love how many different sizes can be created with the i-top!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

What a great way to customize ANY project!

Kim said...

AWESOME IDEAS, as usual!! LOVE that Kim made her card "useable"! I would SOOO LOVE me an i-top! I am a follower of all the blogs. Thanks for the chance and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

pdrnc said...

I'm always amazed at the creative ideas from the design team.

April said...

What a great little hop! My fav was definitely Courtney's ladybug spots...TOO cute!! I would love to have an i-top of my own to try out all of these cute ideas. From what I've seen, there are tons of uses for it! ;)
- April W

me said...

Cute ideas on your mini bloghop. Loved the hair clips!

Karen Pinsonat said...

Loved all three ideas! Very original and very cute! I *wish* I had and I-top ;-)

Ann Edwards said...

Great ideas for cards and love how each blogger gave such good tips on how they made their card. I got an I-rock for my birthday and the I-top would be a wonderful addition to my scrap room!

Jodi said...

I really enjoyed seeing all 3 of the 3-D ideas for cards. I love embellishments and the i-top is a verstile way to add dimension.

marla said...

Love all the projects and I sure would LOVE to add this tool to my collection as it is so versitle and can be used for so many things!!!

Kelly Sas said...

I discovered that my i-top is going to waste sitting in a drawer doing nothing!!! I really appreciate Imaginisce focusing a whole week on this amazing tool to inspire me to use it more. Thanks for the great card ideas hop today!

Pammie Kay said...

I don't own an i-top, but now know why I need to!!

Kathy said...

3 great designers, many many more fabulous ideas! Love how each used the i-top in a little different way...such cute spots on the ladybug, and I loved the birthday card with the i-tops that can be re-purposed! Liz's card is so cute, love that line! This is a must-have tool!

Melissa D. said...

Your designers did an incredible job! I can't get over the wonderful-ness of the hair clip idea! Keep the ideas coming! I can't wait for the rest of the week to see what you are all going to be doing!! Thank you!

GreenScrap said...

Those projects were sooo cute!! I haven't seen the hair accessories in the stores!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

CheckerBeads said...

I loved all the projects, so much so that I am now following all three blogs! (I already follow this one.) Thanks for the neat ideas... now I have another tool on the "must have" list!

Anne

Pammejo said...

The projects were all fabulous, from the birthday hat to the cute bug card and I just loved the hair rins. So cute. pammejo1@yahoo.com
Would love to have a chance to win an I Top

Bobbi said...

The DT did a great job with the iTop. I really like the snap daddies with the hairclip idea.

Carol said...

Great projects from all three! Love them all. TFS!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Great designs by all 3 ladies. Learned that you can do more than cards - hair clips were so cute.

Dawn said...

Fabulous ideas by all three DT members! I will be borrowing all of them! Definitely learned to try and be more creative...love the clips idea, just can't wait t find those at my LSS. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Mary said...

Great projects ladies!! I never realized the many things you can do with the i-top, thanks for the ideas.

Manhattan Mandie said...

I love all of the birthday cards the team created with their i-top!!! All of the ideas were so fun and cute. I'm feeling inspired to pull out my i-top too.....

Scrappymama Elaine said...

That was fun! Great cards by all! Quick and easy. Can't wait til tomorrow.
esigmon@cox.net

Drayia said...

Love all the cards. What great ideas the gals have I am looking forward to this year with your design team. Can't wait until tomorrow to see what the next set of ladies comes up with.
http://drayia.blogspot.com/

{VICKI} said...

I Hopped!


Great projects along the way!

TFS and thanks for the the chance 2 win

Simply Me said...

I hopped too! Super clever ideas girls! Loved them all!

Erika said...

The projects are FABULOUS!!!! Makes me want an iTop even more!! Thanks for sharing and Thanks for the chance to win!

themessydesk said...

I love how 3-D the ITop makes everything. The ladybug was my favorite today!

Kimberly S said...

Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration! I certainly learned how versatile the I-Top can be! From incorporating those gorgeous topped brads into the images themselves to using them to make a gift like the clips! So creative and fun. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great hop. I learned fun ways to incorporate the i-Top accessories into a card, etc...

Tanya said...

Oh, the i-top... many possibilities!! Those girls are very clever! Loved all three projects!! My favorite is probably the idea of being able to use them for hairclips afterwards!

Thanks for a great mini hop today!
Tanya
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

Great mini hop...lots of good idea's. I would love to have this tool in my scrap bag...it would be so much fun.

Kelly Massman said...
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Kelly Massman said...

LOVED Court's ladybug (so cute)!!!
Kim's birthday project is darling!
AND
Liz--her party hate is adorable!!!
Thanks so much for the fun hop and for a chance to win the i-top package!

yougotmel said...

such great ideas.......I love the versatility of the itop and all the "i" products!

tomiannie said...

Such cute projects! Loved them all!

connie said...

Love all the projects! I NEED an Itop!!!

Amy said...

Loved the mini hop! Kim's hair clip idea was awesome, as was Cort's super cute ladybug and Liz's party hat. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lesley from WI said...

The mini hop was perfect. I loved all the projects and was amazed at what you can do with an Itop. My favorite was Cort's ladybug. Love how she used the Itop to make ladybug spots. Super cute!!

Glynis said...

Love the mini hop!!! These were such fun Itop projects and this tool is at top of my wishlist! Can't wait to see what's next :O)

Tabitha said...

Love the hop! Great ideas from all of the ladies. Loved the hair clip on a card idea the best. My daughter and neices would love to receive a card like that. Thanks for a chance to win and will be haunting all week. ;0)
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Lara said...

Love the mini hop! So much more manageable! I love how they used the iTop brads as integrated into the design to give them 3d effects! Thanks for the inspiration!

My Hideaway said...

Super excited! I saw the I-top being used for the first time the other day, and I cant wait to find out more about it!

Olivia
ojdorman at gmail dot com

scrappin_in_AK said...

what great card ideas - loved the mini hop

Vanessa said...

I loved all the great projects on the mini hop! Wonderful inspiration!

SpunkyOne said...

I loved all 3 projects. Very talented ladies.

Debi
2spunky4u@bresnan.net

Denise said...

Love the sneak peaks! Those brads are so cool.

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I have to say that although all three projects were fantastic, Kim's idea of using the snaps for the card, that transfer to the hair clips... Was pretty genius!!! Nice work ladies!

Bonnie said...

Thank you for the cute card ideas. if I had an i-top I would recreate some for special people in my life (my granddaughter for 1).

Amanda said...

Super cute stuff! These ladies are so talented!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

PamS said...

I have finished the mini hop and think that all three projects were used by thinking outside the box...which is something that I would love to do. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration.

Jill P said...

Loved all the projects and the different ways they used the itop. Plus I have 3 great new ideas for birthday cards!

Reneeleeak said...

Here's my final comment letting you know what I discovered about the projects and the i-top.
I learned that the i-top is very versatile, if you just use your imagination, you could use it all the time for cards and projects! I love the fact that after you make the snaps, you can put different ends on them such as bobby pins, headbands, such cute rings and other things.
Thanks for sharing this with us!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow what a fabulous prize and now to hop on to see the projects. I love how you spotlight important parts.

Snips and Snails said...

Everyone had great cards. I love how versatile the I-top is: from ladybug spots, to birthday embellishments/hair clips, to a party hat topper. Everything was super cute!

Pamk said...

love that tool. You can make your brads to fit any page. love it love it love it

M.J. said...

Loved all three cards and ideas!

Got2BCrafting said...

All the projects were sooo cute! I loved the idea of using the snap brads on the card then to put them on the hair clips...so fun!! I didn't realize there were so many accessories for the I-Top. This is a MUST HAVE tool in my book!! Thanks for the mini hop, I really really enjoyed it!!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

LadybugCarrie said...

What a great hop and great ideas! Thanks to all the designers for the inspiration! :-)

Jan Garber said...

I love the idea of seeing all the things you can do with one of these little tools! I am not familiar and am just hearing of it (no, don't live under a rock! LOL)

Manders said...

Great Mini Hop..
Just the perfect tool so universal.
I love that it's basically so limitless with the possibilities..
Thanks for the inspiration

Jan Garber said...

What a great way to spend a lunch break! I would have never thought there could be so many uses for a BIG, BIG brad! I won't be so intimidated to use them on my cards now! What a great tool it would be to have!

Liz said...

I could imagine a full blown hop hop hop that is so cool that tool.... I have to put on my list this is the year of the tool for me and I love that you match it with your paper. Very endless possibilities.Thanks for the inspiration will follow the week.

Tone K. said...

Very nice with the mini-frog-hop :O)
And I really learned a lot about this tool...which has now come to my wish list :o)
Thanks for sharing ! :o)

ddinak said...

Loved the mini-hop! I'm off to play in my craft room now that the kiddos are back in school!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Martine Labelle said...

That was a great hop with such cute cards!! I learned that the i-top can be used to make super FUN projects!!

KellyG said...

Love all those cards, such creative ideas!!!

Ann said...

I loved learning how the i-Top can be incorporated into cards and especially loved how Kim converted hers to hair clips to make a duo-purpose gift.

Dawn said...

I will have to check this out!!

~Dawn
http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

lesleyw1 said...

great mini hop, thanks for the ideas!

Erica said...

Wow, does the i-Top ever add a lot of dimension to a project. I especially love the polka dots on the ladybug and using them for hair clips which I've been making with flowers and such lately.

Carrie said...

I own an I-Top but it is still in the packaging. I was never sure how to use it and just a bit intmidated too. These were fabulous examples. They really added dimension to the projects. Plus using it from the card to a hair clip was a fabulous idea.

thanks!

shanna13 said...

I loved that the design team gave such good ideas. It was very clever to see that you could remove the brads and clip them on hair clips. This was a nice mini hop! TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

bakscrap said...

All cute projects. I like Liz's birthday card the best.

sam said...

what a fun hop! What I discovered? So much! love the hairclip idea and the party hat! so fun! And the ladybug spots? so cute!!

Chelle said...

Did all 3 ...love the hair clip idea and the swiss dot polka dots on the lady bug..and a great idea for holding curling ribbon.

VinDeeLoo said...

Awesome ideas from all three. I am just getting into crafting. More and more stuff keeps getting added to my "must have" list. Good thing I get to sub the next 5 of 6 days. Winning things would most definitely help my pocket book. :)

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Auntie Ang said...

I'm loving the Celebration.. It's can be birthday New Year and this would be a perfect gift for someone and for yourself..
THe Design team did a creative Job with the ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF THIS VERSATILE TOOL.
Looking forward to a fun time following ya all

Denise said...

Love the "3-stop hop"! The i-top tool adds great dimension to a project, and I want one!
DeniseB

craftaholic said...

Love all the cards!!! Such Talented Gals you all are!!! Great little Hop!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Jenny Lilac said...

My bff received this for her birthday, but she lives 78 miles away so I really think I need my own!

ruth said...

I learned that I could put a decorated/covered brad on a snap and then a little girl could use it on a hairclip too! I really love that idea!

Lucy said...

what a great must have tool. i love the idea of matching brads to coordinate! thanks for the chance to win :) Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this was a great hop! thanks for the opportunity to win ! this tool has been on my wish list for awhile now!

Patti B said...

this is a very unique tool and can see lots of ideas and projects to use it with. I will be back for the rest of the week. Thanks for the hop.

lebpab21408@frontier.com

Sandra said...

very fun - love how it was used for balloons!
Sandra ltb

Darlene said...

Wow! those were awesome and super cute projects. They showed how versatile the i-top is!

Darlene
dessaucier at bellsouth dot net

Brittney said...

Wow, Imaginisce definitely has a talented DT!

And, that ladybug was just darling

A Scrap Above said...
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Dawn, RI said...

I learned that the Itop is a very versatile tool. I would definetly get alot of use with a tool like this. My grand daughter alone would have different items for her hair every day. I scrapbook and I make cards and this would help with giving some dimention to my pages. Im sure there are other things I could think of to use this for, This tool has gone to the top of my wish list. Dawn RI
abosoffit at hotmail dot com

Karen S. said...

Wow! I love all of the projects -especially the idea of taking off the embellies and using them in hairclips! Very creative! The I-top is definitely on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win!

KarenB said...

Thanks for the fabulous ideas! My favourite tip was using covered brads as giant spots (like the ladybird). Thanks so much :)

A Scrap Above said...

Oh WOW!! I love this tool, I have seen a few things made with it and it seems really cool.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Aimee said...

Thank you so much for the ideas! All of them were so cute but my favorite was using the brads as hair clips. I love how versatile the I-Top is!

aw62101 at hotmail dot com

stefeni said...

I loved this little hop. I've had an I-Top for a few months now and have yet to use it. I think tonight will be the first night I test it out. Such great inspiration.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

I enjoyed the mini hop! Interesting how all of your designers used the same tool in different ways.

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Love the frogs and loved the mini hop. Thanks for the three great ideas. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week.

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks for today's mini hop! Such cute ideas. Can't wait to see what's in store for us the rest of this week too. :)

TeacherMom said...

Just finished the mini hop and wishing it wasn't so mini!!! Absolutely loved all the ideas!! Who knew spots and hats and hair clips could make such amazing projects!! Thanks for sharing. I am keeping my fingers crossed to win the itop bundle so I can scraplift all of these amazing ideas. Thanks again!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

kristy said...

I would love to have an itop! The project are so cute?. Great design team..
Kristy

Kathy said...

Loved all the projects! I learned about the i-Top's versatility. I love the dimension that the i-Top adds to projects! Thanks!

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful mini hop and super cute ideas! This really showcases all the possibilities of the itop. Fabulous work, ladies!

Larissa Heskett said...

How fun is this!! Plus, what a GREAT way to learn more on the i-top tool and all of the products that you can use with it!! =) I can't wait to see all of the inspiration and to have a chance to win some AWESOME PRIZES!!! THANKS SO MUCH and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Amy C said...

Such wonderful ideas by each of the designers!! I love the way that they had their own use for the i-top. Thanks for this wonderful blog hop. I can't wait to check out the rest of the designers.

Hugs,
Amy
http://www.scrappingmommy.com

GabyCreates.com said...

Thanks for the ideas:
Courtneys embossing and sanding to create dots and brads placed on bug -- IKim's super beautiful display of paper color and pin idea and Liz use of Daddies and informative posting!
All great! Gaby from GabyCreates.com

BrendaB said...

Lovin' the ideas so far, and it's just Day One of the hop!

DeeDee said...

All those cards - Top notch! Lovin' the 8th birthday card with the snaps for hair clips!!!!

Khristen said...

I just loved these ideas, especially the card that doubles as a gift! very neat, TFS!

kfossandfour@gmail.com

Eva said...

What a fabulous hop! Love the fabulous ideas and I guess now I really need this tool...

ellen s. said...

these were the most creative ideas!!! i love each one. SO may used for the i top!

Elaine said...

Awesome ideas, beautiful cards and a quik hop & a skip!
All while learning about a new too me tool.
Adding it to my list of things i want or should i say gotta have. lol

Thanks for the chance to win one!

Elainer@cinci.rr.com

sherri_braun said...

The I-top is such an amazing crafting tool! The ideas the design team came up with were so cute and creative!!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Leti (iluv2craft) said...

after seeing the other projects i had to check out these, and they were all so darn cute!

HeidiK said...

I have learned that you have one very talented design team. All 3 cards were awesome! Thank you!

Suzuki said...

Cute mini hop - loved the ladybugs!

Jennifer said...

Wow!!! :) What a prize package!!!!!!!!!!!!

jonaks said...

great ideas!!! loved them all. now, I really want an i-top!

Elaine said...

I am so glad I found this hop, I never would have known what the I-top was or what could be done with it.

And such awesome crafters to share their wonderful talents.

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win an awesome tool.


elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

HeatherC said...

Cute cards girls. Great hop!

Tonya said...

What a fun hop, loved seeing the variety of cards. The hairpin was such a great idea!

Debc06 said...

Oh my Missed posting here the first day too. Can you tell I am new a blog hopping? The demos were wonderful and Love how versatile the I-Top is. I can see using it for home and work. Crossing fingers toes eyes hoping i win one of these.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

mommyof5kidz said...

Your projects are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love all the I top inspiration!

pattyb said...

So many awesome ideas...I am loving the i-top!

Kim. said...

You ladies have come up with some great ideas for using the i-top on cards something I never thought would be possible.
Kim xXx

chignon said...

Terrific hop! I really enjoy the ideas such as using brads for hair pins and as decoration on a card. Great tip too about using the punch to exactly center the design to fit the brad. You just can't go wrong using a fun brad made in the itop to make a card! Cute!!!

Kim said...

Great hop, I love those little hops. Excellent projects and some really creative ideas, thanks!

Brett said...

Loved those cards! I really really want an i-top!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great projects!

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