Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just My Type!



The first typewriter I ever typed on looked very much like this one! It was an amazingly intricate machine that I found totally fascinating.  I loved everything about it from the clacking of the keys to the dinging of the bell. I hated to leave it behind when I headed off to college with my brand new Smith Corona Electric!  And so I love this fabulously detailed image from  Established Elegance! I snipped it out, popped it up and "typed" Boooooooo! 

I followed the Freshly Made Sketch below and will also be submitting this to Stampin' Royalty's Halloween challenge. 


Freshly Made Sketch 8

24 comments:

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda.... Now that is clever! Who'd a thunk? Too cute.
I also learned on the same kind of typewriter..and not good either.
Hugs.

Linda Fisher said...

I too typed on a machine very much like this one and went on the electric Smith-Corona. If I remember correctly the old standard type was an underwood and is what we learned on in high school, I managed 120 words per minute. Telling my age aren't I!
Love this card, the card and your post brings back fond memories.

Pam~ said...

Who has the creative gene today ... that is you, Linda! This is an awesome card ... love it!

Nancy said...

Wow, we're all kinda telling our age since a lot of us learned to type on this wonderful old relic. I too loved the sound of the bell when you'd "throw the carriage" (at least that's what we always said! Love your card!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is so great! I would never thought of using the typewriter on a Halloween card but it makes perfect sense. Great job!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is fabulous Linda! I had a big giggle when I saw the haunted typewriter! Reminded me of the movie "The Shining"...whew...that was a scary one!

Ann Schach said...

Cute as always! And do I ever remember those old typewriters! I wished I would have saved ours...but I was so excited to get a new electric that I think we pitched the old one! Oh how horrible to have done that! And Nancy's comment reminded me of the bell...I LOVED it!

Sandra Farrell said...

I love this - totally creative. I also learned to type on something like that. My Mom had saved hers and we used to plunk away on it at home when I was a kid. Sometimes two keys would get stuck together at the top. Thanks for sharing such an original idea!

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda, This is really too clever. I don't know how you do it every time. Such a great concept and perfect execution. LOVE IT!

Remember having to push so hard on those typewriter keys to make them work - then hit the lever to return - ding! - Look at us know with our fancy computers:)

Jenn Picard said...

Squeal! This card is fabulously creative! Love everything about it:) I remember when I was in Junoir high and using my mom's old typewriter because *gasp* we didn't have a computer!

Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty

Cindy Hall said...

I started on one of those typewriters, too! The keys were so hard to push all the way down. And no 'backspace' key. Yikes! Great card and fun memories! TFS!

Joan said...

I can relate to everything you said about this typewriter. It totally facinated me too. I love how you've used it on this card - especially the cobwebs in the corners. Awesome job.

LeAnne said...

Hahahahaha! I LOVE this! You are so stinkin' creative!!!

Jen said...

My typewriter was green and I used to like to press the keys really fast and get them all jammed up! I have to say that using a typewriter on a Halloween card is truly inspired. That's a perfect image to show off that elongated boo!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh how funny ... I love all the comments that have been posted ... my memories are similar to Jen's, I used to love jamming all the keys together then flicking them back only to do it all again ... and yep, love the carriage lever and the little bell ...
Fabulous card Linda .... love your creativity on this one!!!

Candice said...

Oh just love what you did here with this card :-)

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic image, I have typed on many a typewriter that I thought haunted :) fabulous card.

Tameko said...

Such a neat card! Nice colors and design.

Christy Q said...

Linda, this is fantastic - love the way you used the typewriter image as the focal point. This is just brilliant!

Mary said...

Wow! What a creative design. I love that you have the Booo looking as though it is coming out of the typewritter.

I do believe that I also typed on this type of typewriter. :)

Mary

Sue Lelli said...

Linda, FAB Halloween card! That typewriter brought back memories! Love all the spooky details and LOVE the Boo!

Becky said...

Genius! Love the typewriter!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

So clever, you are! I love the typewriter. Thanks for playing!

Hugs,
Brandi

Jeanne J said...

So cool! Love the typewriter and your message! Very clever card!