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wren176
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Posted: 3/2/2013 12:02:33 PM
I'm so excited! I picked up a typewriter yesterday and can't wait to use it on my layouts etc...journaling especially. So tell me how do you use yours?


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Posted: 3/2/2013 12:05:14 PM
I love my typewriter! I mostly just type on some off-white typing paper (not like computer printer paper, but paper intended for typing/printing resumes on). I occasionally run a tag or label through my typewriter, too.
So much fun!







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Posted: 3/2/2013 12:27:27 PM
I'm so jealous! I've been scouring craigslist and the thrift stores for a typewriter, but haven't found one yet.

Have fun with your new toy!


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Posted: 3/2/2013 12:36:25 PM
When I am working on a page, I love to just put a tag or small journaling piece, into my typewriter & quickly type out something on it. I love the vintage look of the type and that I can easily just stick little bits into my typewriter.

I keep my typewriter right on my work space, next to me, so it's no effort to use it on most every layout.




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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:18:43 PM
Love mine! Congrats on getting one!

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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:20:47 PM
I saw one at a store just recently, beautiful old model, but trying to round the kids up and keeping up with DH, I totally forgot about buying it! I'm hoping its still there so I can pick it up, maybe tomorrow.

I intend to type directly onto layouts, tags, journaling blocks etc.



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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:51:12 PM
Man, I had an awesome baby blue electric typewriter that was barely used and gave it away when I was young. I had no idea about scrapbooking and that I would regret that decision.


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Posted: 3/2/2013 2:59:26 PM
I run a full sheet of labels through. October Afternoon are my favorite. Also Project Life cards.


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Posted: 3/2/2013 4:50:57 PM
I want one! I want a sewing machine, too. Whine, Whine!!


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Posted: 3/2/2013 5:15:24 PM
I have been searching for one also. They seem harder to come by!



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Posted: 3/2/2013 5:21:39 PM
Raising my hand...I want one too! I've looked online and there are some around-but the shipping is too much cause those old models are SO heavy! And I want to find one that I can check out and make sure it works first.

ETA: I am glad you found one! That is exciting news!



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Posted: 3/2/2013 6:26:52 PM
You will love it! I use it constantly on my layouts and project life spreads



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Posted: 3/2/2013 6:50:51 PM
Does anyone have a LO using a typewriter in the gallery? I'd love to see how it looks!


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Posted: 3/2/2013 7:53:52 PM
Let's all start expecting one to become available at CHA. I had a plastic blue one as a child that I wish I had and it was a complete QWERTY keyboard. It is exactly what I want!

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Posted: 3/2/2013 7:56:07 PM
Thanks ladies I can't wait to get some scrappy time tomorrow!
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Posted: 3/2/2013 9:12:40 PM
I bought an electric one off craigslist for $5, works perfectly and came with ribbons. I like it for journaling on cards.



Go for it!

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Posted: 3/3/2013 8:20:32 AM
I just recently bought an electric one at goodwil for $12 and have used it some layouts. I picked up ribbons and correction tape at staples and love my typewriter for quick journaling and for tags. So much easier than using the computer
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Posted: 3/3/2013 9:55:04 AM
Who knew that I'd be wanting back the nice old typewriter I gave to Goodwill?

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Posted: 3/3/2013 10:18:11 AM
I looked on craigslist and didnt want to spend alot on one that I wasn't sure of....went to a local antique mall and found several to check out. A few had high prices and didn't work well but I know they could be cleaned up. I kept looking and found a 1945 portable (not by todays standards) and it worked great. I spent $40.00 on it and I think it was worth it. I know there are a few sights on the web that someone has started and they are selling older typewriters they have cleaned up but they want 3 times the amount for one like mine. I am so glad you found one that you like. I am in the Cincinnati area and if I ever run across a good deal I will post about in case someone else is interested. Tags, journaling, little note cards, it is so easy to do with the typewriter.

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Posted: 3/3/2013 11:35:27 AM
I got my old typewriter out and had it cleaned , it was one I had when i was in high school ...I am 64 now...lol...BUT I also would like to see others work on how they use them on tags and journaling...


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Posted: 3/3/2013 11:49:40 AM
So I really want one, too--but I worry that I won't be able to find ribbons--what is your experience with that?



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Posted: 3/3/2013 11:59:29 AM
Where you take a office type of machine in to be repaired or cleaned is where I got mine...I know depending on the brand you have , others are able to go to places like Office Max , places like that as well...

As for getting a used type writer...Goodwill, thrift stores , yard sales ,
ebay but also when I took mine in to be cleaned he sold older ones there as well. You could check with office repair shops and see if they have any , he told me he sells these quit fast in his shop.


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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:17:58 PM
Congrats! I use mine often on my layouts, cards, and Project Life spreads.


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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:36:23 PM
My portable electric typewriter is in my front hall closet. I had a portable manual (in turquoise) that I haven't been able to find yet -- I don't think I gave it away or sold it. It's been too cold to go looking for it in the garage.

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Posted: 3/4/2013 9:17:22 PM
I found ribbon for my '60s typewrite on eBay. Just search for model number. I think it was $9. They also had some fit my '40s typewriter. There are other sources (mytypewriter.com I think) but it was more expensive.


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Posted: 3/4/2013 9:35:27 PM
this layout: Hoover Dam add-on page was all done using my typewriter. I needed to add a lot of information, and our computer printer doesn't work right now. (I think the typewriter looks better, anyway!)

This shot: Hoover Dam close-up shows one of the typed numbers I put on every photo. Personally, I like the look of typed text much better than computer fonts.

I got mine at a local estate sale for $20... Maybe someone else can find one for sale at an estate sale; I find estate sales in my area by subscribing to this site: EstateSales.net which has listings for estate sales all over the country. (luckily, we still have a typewriter store here in Phoenix, too, but I think a week or two ago someone said they found a new typewriter at either Office Max or Staples... ??)






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Posted: 3/4/2013 9:51:08 PM
I really like your layout, Crimson Cat!






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Posted: 3/4/2013 10:22:29 PM
awww, thanks, Ashley!




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