I know, but tell that to this author and these people. Wiki says they are using a verbal noun! Others turn up their grammatically sensitive noses.
This is the book my daughter was reading on spring break. I flipped through it and I think I could still learn a fair amount about adulting too! (Careful, don’t read that title too fast – there’s no “er” in there!)
The idea of making a noun into a verb struck me, and has stuck with me. So I used it for titling (or should that be “to title”) this layout about our trip to Nashville. Nashville has become something we do, not just somewhere we go.
|Story:||“We visited the Parthenon and Museum in Centennial Park and then the Memorials in Bicentennial Mall Park.”|
|Stash:||This is mostly from my March Counterfeit kit, which was based on leftovers from a Gossamer Blue class kit at last year’s Creating Keepsakes convention. I thought I had used most of the paper up on my last layout, but discovered a few more sheets of the On My Desk collection stashed away.|
The class included 2 2-page layout sketches. For these pages I used the left half of one sketch altered to work with the right half of the other sketch. Crazy or creative, you decide?
|Style:||When working on 2 page layouts – alignment is crucial. I insured that lines in my collage photos on the right coincided with breaks in the patterned papers. I also aligned one side of each photo on the left side with another photo on that side. Even though the pictures are staggered, the page looks neat and tidy. Serendipitously, a diamond shape that could pass for a heart stands in as the O in love. The letter was missing from my alphabet – and a a larger zero would not have been as nice. I added glossy accents so that it matched.|
Speaking of pretty shiny things, a strip of glossy gold washi tape on the left side picks up the gold of the Athena statue on the right. It also serves as a repetition of the dot paper on the right. and forms a visual triangle of gold in the center of the spread.
By the way, on the subject of disagreement about the propriety of using nouns as verbs in proper English, I think I can sum up the argument in much the same way our Pastor tries to lead us away from sin: Not everything that is permissible is beneficial. (1 Corinthians 10:23) There, on the Monday after Easter if I have been naughty with my title, I have at least given you a nudge in the direction of the Good Book. How very adult of me!
Now why not hop around to Sian @FromHighInTheSky and friends, and see if they are Mondaying in Memorandum fashion today.