I got a typewriter!

I am so happy! I got a typewriter — finally! I’ve been wanting one for years and years, but couldn’t find one, and when I did I was overbid. I made up my mind that I had to have one, and I started stalking ebay and etsy like a fiend! And it paid off, because I finally found the typewriter of my dreams.

I used it yesterday to make a Mother’s Day card for my step-mom — love how it turned out!

And I had to add a little zig zag washi tape (by Trendy Tape, found it at Archiver’s the other day) and twine!

My step-mom is an avid reader, so I made her a matching bookmark too!

Sure hope she likes it!

And I can’t wait to use my typewriter more! Yah! I gotta get better pics, was cloudy and rainy when I took these.

I’ve got more Mother’s Day cards to share too — can’t wait to show you!

27 Replies to “I got a typewriter!”

  1. That is the coolest typewriter!!!! Just your style! And I love the card too!! Can’t wait to see what else yu have done. I channeled you the other day with the water colors and the washi tape on some cards for a set for my Mom. I was so pleased with how they turned out.

  2. Oh!!! I LOVE your ever so cute typewriter!!! Such a happy color.
    Awesome mother’s day card and bookmark…

    Happy Day!

  3. Great projects & that has to be the prettiest typewriter I’ve ever seen.

  4. Laura Jane says:

    Oh Lisa! The typewriter is PERFECT!! so excited for you.
    The card and bookmark are LOVELY too:)

  5. Love your colours & watercolour effect . . . and the blue typewriter.

  6. Linda C. Baker says:

    Oh, that takes me back to typing class and learning on a manual typewriter. When you made a mistake, it was easier to just start over! I guess I should have kept mine now it is vintage! Love your card as always and enjoy your new toy!

  7. Wow, can you still get typewriter ribbons? :)

    1. Hi Leslie! Yep you can still get ribbons! Woo!

  8. lovely card and what an awesome treat! Can you point me where exactly you bought yours? And inking? Apparently I’ve got a lot to learn about typewrites … coolio!

    1. Hi Clouds! I’m gonna write up a post all about my typewriter and where I hunted for them soon! Plus things I learned while researching typewriters too.

      I got mine from Atomic Dreams on etsy, but looks like they are on vacation at the moment. They are a really great place to buy from — they fully serviced the typewriter, put a new ribbon on it, and included two extra new ribbons free!

  9. What a fabulous (and may I add cute) typewriter! I love that baby blue color! How fun! Love your card and bookmark too, Lisa – beautiful colors and patterns! Can’t wait to see your Mother’s Day cards! Hugs to you! :)

  10. This is beautiful Lisa!!!! I love the color of it, and I’ve been watching for good deals at local stores to get one for myself! I can see why you are so excited!!!!!

  11. Love the card and bookmark. Had to laugh about the typewriter….we have 2 electric ones that we are trying to get rid of! It’s hard to give them away since everyone has printers now. I can remember learning to type on a manual typewriter when I was in school!!

    1. I learned how to type on a typewriter too! Now I have to remember to slow down so that the keys don’t all stick together when I go too fast, ha ha! :)

  12. I love it, Lisa! Especially the color! Love the great card and bookmark you made to match too! Enjoy your toy!

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  14. one day, one day i want to type my sentiments using a typewriter, too!!! love your beautiful card and sooooo drooling over your typewriter! hope you are having lots of fun! =)

  15. Wowzer, Lisa! I could hardly look at these cute cards (love those great flowers with that kool tape!) because I couldn’t take my eyes off of this gem of a typewriter! You are so classy and fun – love it! Can’t wait to see more.

  16. Congratulations on the typewriter find! Enjoy!

  17. Thanks for the blog post, Lisa! So glad you like your lil blue machine, and are finding fun ways to use it. And yes, we still have (new) ribbons available in our Etsy shop, and there are a couple of other Etsy shops that carry them as well :) –Tim

  18. GAH!! Love your typewriter! You scored a really nice one! Miss you! xo

  19. Oh my goodness your pretty typewriter brings me back – it reminds me of the one I learned to type on! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun with it! Your card and matching bookmark are fabulous, your step-mom must have loved them! I love blues so much and would love to know what colours you used on the flowers – the colours are yummy!

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