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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday i-top Intensive Hop

Hi everyone!

So have you been enjoying our I-top Intensive week so far? We’ve seen so many inspiring projects & creative ideas using the I-top tool. I love it and today we hope to bring you more great ideas.

We’ve got another fun little hop happening today featuring innovative layout ideas from three of our designers.

I (sorry, forgot to mention that this is Cari typing this post! ;)) love using my I-top tool for my layouts. One tip when using this tool is to keep those little screws on the top of both swiveling arms tight. They tend to loosen with use. Just use a small Allen wrench and tighten up those screws because this will help your tool to make brads, magnets, buttons more effectively.

If you’re looking for some more helpful tips & basic maintenance of your tool check out this video below. There's also a row of tabs on the Home page of the Imaginisce web site and one of the tabs lists "Videos" or click HERE. There's a lot of great ideas and helpful tips & tricks to check out on these videos.


Below are some sneak peeks of what you’ll see as you make your way on the hop.

(by Penny Smith)


(by Robyn Schaub)


(by Cari Locken)

Please visit all three of the designers blogs, leave a comment and then head back to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you discovered.
So would you like to win one of these??

All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top of your own with many of the accessories.

To start of your mini hop please go to:

Enjoy!

And REMEMBER .... Make sure to pop by for the rest of the week for more ideas on how to use the super, amazing i-top tool with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday!




130 comments:

ScrapDees said...

wow i like the button with the flower instead!

GabyCreates.com said...

I love Robyn and Cari's use of brads with fabric..Loving the idea! Stopped by Penny's but she was not ready! ... but I can see here that her LO looks great with the brads around... Gaby GabyCreates.com

tonny said...

I also stopped by Penny's. What Robyn and Cari made with the i-top makes me wanna have it !

Bella said...

Loved it !!!

Amanda said...

Everyday I fall more in love with this tool!! Amazing layouts!

stephanie said...

I love the buttons and flower centers you can make with this tool. Great inspiration.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

another gr8 day on the hop.... I love Robyns hankie banner... some more very clever ideas.... my fingers are crossing more tightly with each day of the hop.... this is such a fun & versitale tool! Lovin it!

Staci
staci412 at optoline dot net

Dawn said...

Yet another day full of inspiration, love all the ideas that have been shown in these three days and looking forward to the next two!

M.J. said...

Brads as bullet points, handkerchiefs as buttons...I haven't been disappointed yet! Keep it coming :)

KarenB said...

I stopped by all three blogs. I mostly create layouts so I was very interested in the different ways to use the i-top brads on layouts. Thanks so much!

Nicolle said...

Went to all 3 and wow what a bunch of talented ladies and the i top looks like a lot of fun to use.

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

Stampin'Piper said...

Thanks for that inspirational Blog Hop, I've really enjoyed it!

Hugs from Germany, Tanja

Brittney said...

You had my head spinning yesterday with all that fabric, but today's banner and differen't textures blew me away!

Drayia said...

Your designers are amazing I cant wait to see what they and you have instore for us tomorrow. I cant wait to start creating myself. Thanks for the chance to win your incredible product the i-Top. http://drayia.blogspot.com/

GiGi said...

Those were some awesome layouts! I never would've thought to use acetate over fabric to give it a shine and I have never tried to spray my pages. I love the fabric brads in the center of flowers....SO PRETTY! Thnaks for the great ideas!

Kristal said...

Thanks for more inspiring layouts. I love these "hops" I'm going to miss them when they are gone!

Janet Z said...

Thanks for the hop! So much inspiration to be had.

Kim said...

I am LOVING these little hops this week!! SO INSPIRING!! I just think that Robyn's banner with the i-top buttons is GORGEOUS!! I am following all three blogs! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Manhattan Mandie said...

I am enamored with the gorgeous LAYOUTS that your designers created for today's hop!

ddinak said...

Another great day of great ideas! Really liked the flower tip on the video too. Thanks for keeping this to 3 a day! Great way to have my morning coffee yet not be overwhelmed with too many blogs to hop to!

joni said...

Love these ideas for the I-Top!!! Oh, and thank you for the video...really helps if I actually see it in action! Loved all the projects by all the talented ladies today and everyday!!! Thanks so much!
hugs,
joni

Cindylu2u said...

Fantastic tips, and the LO on the hop were all fabulous!! Fingers crossed!! Thanks
Cindy

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Really enjoyed the layouts! I loved the banner made of buttons, the smaller brads as the flower center and the beautiful layout by Penny! I see more and more possibilities for this tool!
esigmon@cox.net

Dawn, RI said...

I enjoyed all 3 blogs, thanks for sharing, Im realizing that this tool has many uses. Dawn RI
abosoffit at hotmail dot com

Kelly Sas said...

I can't believe the great new ideas I have been given through your DT members EVERY day on these mini hops!!! Love the hankie buttons, rhinestud brad daddy centered flowers and just the extra little hints to using the i-top more successful.

Lesabe said...

I am loving all the ideas and blogs. Thanks for always inspiring =)

PamS said...

Another great day on the hop! I like the idea of using fabric with the i-top. And thanks for the video and the great hints that were given out.

Chereazy said...

I loved seeing what the designers made! They all did a great job and I loved their projects! It was so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Erika said...

FABULOUS!!! I love the inspiration. It makes me want an iTop more and more!!!

Kath said...

Great LOs today - thanks!

HeatherC said...

I am loving all the inspiration this week!! Gotta' love the I-top and today's layouts are fantastic!

sleeplesswonder said...

Love the tips. I love the i-top, it seems like such a great tool. Would love to win one.
Thanks for the chance.
mkds312@hotmail.com

Paper Dolls said...

I really appreciate all the great ideas and would love to have one of these little puppies for my own!!

yougotmel said...

this blog hop is GREAT.....so many creative ideas....thank you ladies for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us!

Donna said...

Boy, some excellent idea's today...so great!!

Jenny Gibson said...

I have not really thought about getting one of these until now. I think it is a must have item now. Just like my Iroc was.

Khristen said...

I really think today was the day I became convinced I must have the I-Top. The button daddy banner on Robyn's blog solidified it!

KayTee said...

These are some amazingly talented (enablers) ladies! Hee! Seriously, your ideas and creativity are awesome. I am getting so close to "needing" one of these! Thank you so much for sharing.

creative patti said...

I am so loving these mini hops! This tool is just amazing! I love that you can make buttons! This would be perfect for a handmade bag or dress for my princess. Thank you so much for sharing all you knowledge with us.

Auntie Ang said...

I LOVE THE VIDEO.. This will help a lot
Omg this hop has been a lot of fun and looking forward to the rest of the week....
Your Design Team is amazing.
I mean clocks, frames, canvas, hats, ladybugs, fabric so universal

Bonnie said...

I absolutely love the projects using the i-top. I would use this tool everyday. I wish I could get one. Maybe someday if my hubby finds a job I'll have extra money to start buying craft tools again.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! First I LOVED the video!! =) THANKS for the fun!! I also can't get enough of the project ideas for today WHAT FABULOSITY YIPPEE!!
THANKS so much for the fun BLOG HOP this week and for the AMAZING CHANCES to win!! =) Can't wait to see what you come up with for us next!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY!! =)

Reneeleeak said...

I've discovered so much by visiting the different hop-girls. They all have their own style and show us so many different ways to use i-top.
If you have any imagination at all; the sky's the limit with this tool!
Thanks Imaginisce!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Lara said...

Another day of great ideas! Thanks so much. Your iTop Intensive work out is working! I want it more every day.

Sophia said...

Gorgeous projects ladies...

McVic said...

Wonderful projects ladies! TFS!!
kacee

Kimberly said...

Unbeilievble talented women..Beautiful layouts, and the i-top sure does make a project pop...Love Love Love it.
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

marla said...

I stopped by all the blogs and what ideas they shared. I love how versatile this tool really is. I sure hope that I get to add it to my scrapbook room this year!!

Elisabeth said...

Another wonderful mini hop. I actually prefer the short ones. With the looooong hops, there is so much that one forgets half of the cool things one sees! I guess my favorite is the banner with the itop. What a neat idea!!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, those layouts are fabulous. I just love the creative used for the i-Top.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Loving these mini blog hops and the video.

Karen Pinsonat said...

Love todays projects! And Cari had a couple of great tips on her blog.

Becky Dunham said...

Wow! I have got to get me one of these tools - since I have learned so much about how to use them! Great instruction on using fabric, even silk, on these brads/buttons! And I loved the masking idea using Cricut cutouts - why didn't I think of that! Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!

Davina Jaggard said...

I blog hopped! I loved Penny's layouts, Robyn's use of fabric, & Cari's flowers!

Court said...

FABULOUS hop ladies! Gorgeous layouts and fabulous inspiration!

Snips and Snails said...

Awesome layouts from everyone! I love these mini hops.

Kathy said...

Wow, all the things I wouldn't know if I hadn't hopped today: to save my acetate to back thin fabrics on the brads; another use for baby wipes so my brads are smooth; to add i-rock bling to the top of a finished brad makes them look super cool; to coat the finished brad with Crystal Laquer for durability and a bit of a sheen---and with a finger!!! So cool today. Thanks so much!

Tonya said...

Each designer had s great way to use the i-top it's great to see the versatility!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love all these great ideas! they are so inspiring!

Aimee said...

I want an i-top so badly! I didn't get one for Xmas. LOVE all the terrific ideas!!!

Tabitha said...

Oh I really loved everyone's layouts! Love the hankie idea. I just gave away a box of scarfs to my SIL, maybe asking to go through it again. LOL All that's missing is the iTop! Thanks for another amazing day of hopping with some very talented ladies. ;0)
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

HeidiK said...

All of the layouts were amazing. I love how you can use the i-top with so many different mediums. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful ideas.

The Dinner Spot said...

Thank you for sharing all the great LO. The I top is so versatile, I love the idea of using fabric- possibilities are endless. Thanks.

Anne P said...

Loved the ideas the girls have shared, it is great.

Carol said...

Another fabulous day with i-tops! love the video, TFS!

Amanda said...

Seeing everything that has been done/created with the i-top for the past few days is making me want one VERY bad! I have loved everything! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what else is created with it!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

{VICKI} said...

Super Great Hop today!

Debbie said...

So much inspiration!!!! Definitely need an i-top! Looking forward to tomorrow and more inspiration!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Love the new ideas!!! I'm totally going to try misting now!!

BrendaB said...

I just loved all the ideas and projects from today! I sooo want to drag out my fabric scraps and made some brads now, LOL!

lesleyw1 said...

another day of some fabulose ideas!! thank you so much imaginisce!

alwayscharlie said...

Today has been another day loaded with great tips and ideas. Thank you!!

KellyG said...

Another great hop! Love the idea of using the hankies, so creative!

connie said...

Thanks for all the inspiration! I-top is my next scrapping purchase.

Aimee said...

I have to agree, another great hop!! I love all of the ideas and projects for today!

aw62101 at hotmail dot com

My Hideaway said...

Loved this mini hop (again!) These ideas really help me with me resolutions for this year. Can't wait to see what is next.

Olivia
ojdorman at gmail dot com

Ann Edwards said...

These terrific examples of how to use the i-top brads is really making me want one. All the layouts are wonderful.

Melissa D. said...

Loving these mini hops! Thanks for the fun and the wonderful ideas!!

Debc06 said...

The fabric, smooth edge, flower,and protective shine in the video are great. I loved Penny's layout, Robins use of fabric and Cari's flowers. Now I am hoping my usual unlucky curse will fail. I really would like the I-top.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Interesting, I've never seen this machine before.

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful projects by all of the designers, as usual! I love the fabric brads-they remind me of the covered buttons that my mother used to make years ago! Perfect for retro or vintage projects. :)

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE Robin's banner of brads! Love Penny's misting! Love Cari's LO of herself-I always forget to do ones of myself!! Great work today!

Denise said...

More cool ideas on today's mini hop! Thanks for a chance to win the i-top.... it's on my wish list! Looks like a lot of fun, and very versatile!
DeniseB

Julie said...

Another great day of projects. Each one brought something new and unique. I'm happy to say I'm learning something new about the I-top everyday.

Thanks!
Julie

mimisimon said...

Wow! I'm dreaming what I could do with my very own i-top.

Steph B said...

Loving the itop intensive! Has me thinking of all the things I would do with the itop!

pdrnc said...

More wonderful projects featuring the i-top.

Erica said...

loving the mini hops each day, so much more doable than one big one.

Karen S. said...

Love the ideas in the video, and all of the projects again today! Very creative!

Elaine said...

Great video, great ideas, great hop!

thanks for sharing all these great ideas:)

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

Sam said...

Another great blog hop, the i-top is one very cool tool and looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

ellen s. said...

i love love how you can use fabric with the i top and how everyone is showcasing all the different types of fabric you can use. the hankies were brilliant!

Karen said...

Really enjoying these hops. Beautiful layouts today. Looking forwatd to seeing more ideas. Sure need to get me an i-top

Cristina said...

I had never heard of the i top before but I love it! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas!

mommyof5kidz said...

THANK you for the video! I had my whole family standing around me watching it with me! LOL.

Amy said...

Wow, great stuff on today's mini hop! I love Penny's smattering of brads, Robyn's Vintage Hanky covered button swag, and Cari's awesome technique of using the brads for bullets. They rocked it all!

Colleen said...

Loving the mini blog hop this week. It is so nice to see all of the great ideas for using the I-top.

kristy said...

Love the inspiration!
Kristy

Scrapycandy said...

This is so fun and this tool is such a good idea!

Lesley from WI said...

I so want to win one of these! Love all the LOs. The button banner was my fav today!!

Kathy said...

Great projects and inspiration! I'm getting lots of ideas for my i-Top! Thanks!

pattyb said...

Great blogs to hop! I am learning alot!

VinDeeLoo said...

I am so enjoying this week long hot. I am learning so much.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Pamk said...

I am having lots of fun following this hop. Great projects.

Carlene said...

I am learning something every day through these intensive blog hops! Thanks to all involved! :-)

Pammejo said...

Went by all three blogs and left comments, all the layouts were very nice.

Amy C said...

Another great day and three more wonderful ways to use the i-top. I am getting some great ideas on how to use this tool. Thanks to your DT for sharing them with us!!

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

mommyof5kidz said...

Every single project is amazing. I have said it before...Imaginisce has the BEST Design team!

Melx:) said...

Some fantastic tips today! I loved the tips from Cari about getting the best results with paper....dampening it a little! I think the layouts are just divine. Well done girls - Mel:)xx
melfield.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Everybody has such great ideas. Loving this mini-hop!

Jodi said...

I've said it before....I need the i-top tool!

DeeDee said...

iTop to the rescue!

Ann said...

Your DT is sharing some awesome tricks for using this fab tool! Makes me want to track down clips and button daddies.

Carrie said...

Love the ideas! Since I am primarily a layout scrapper (with a few cards and crafts thrown in) these will help so much!

CheckerBeads said...

Amazing! Love how much the brads add to the pages.

Anne

Ashly said...

LOVE these!! I really and loving the fabric on projects. It adds great texture. Thanks for sharing.

Kim. said...

Stunning layouts ladies. I loved the idea of using the silk hankie on the brads and it made a lovely banner style embellishment.
Kim xXx

Got2BCrafting said...

Absolutely amazing!! I am IN LOVE with the I-Top! Every project is FABULOUS!! The ladies are so incredibly talented... I am definately inspired!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

shanna13 said...

This is a great blog hop! TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

Lillian Child said...

Buttons, and brads, and videos, oh my! We're definitely not in Kansas anymore Toto! We've walked into an Imaginisce world of creativity!

chignon said...

I love the mini blog hop...I get lots of creative ideas, fall in love with new designers and learn lots of wonderful ways to use the itop - lovin' the fabric idea and even using clear packaging as a layer to protect delicate fabric! Wow!

My Crafting Time said...

Thanks for another great mini hop. Love seeing the layouts with the buttons.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
www.mycraftingtime.com

Kim said...

I really enjoyed today's because layouts are my thing and I love seeing ideas on making great layouts. Thanks for today!

stefeni said...

Seriously, where have I been when there have been other pieces besides just the brads?! Crazy.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Irit Shalom said...

What a great day and fantastic inspiration from all girls

Brett said...

Very cute layouts! loved them!

Fleursbydesign said...

More beautiful prjects!

Kras said...

Beautiful flower!

jeff.ellison said...

Loved all the examples. The ideas are endless. Thanks for continuing to think outside the box. Would you ever consider selling your brads in larger bulk amounts? I teach card classes and I like to buy products in larger amounts and keep on hand, because I always make more than 8 of anything. Just wondering:) Love the product. Keep up the great ideas.

Martine Labelle said...

loved seeing the i-top brads on LOs! they just match so well with the pages!

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