Saturday, November 20, 2010

Unpack Your Adjectives

One of the reasons I decided I couldn't pass up this round of FAS was that it included the extra fun of making a word with your items. I love making themed packages. But I have been struggling a bit to decide on a word for my swap package. Do I choose my word and find tuck-ins to fill in the letters? Or do I decide on my tuck-ins and then make a word out of it? Either way, I was running into road blocks. How was I ever going to make this work? Well, of course the best way to solve a problem is to get creative. And if you need to get creative with words then you should "Unpack your adjectives". Any of you old enough to remember School House Rock is now stuck with the lyrics "He was a hairy bear, He was a scary bear" in your head.
How does this help? Let's say you've chosen 'GIFT' for your word but your tuck-ins are candy, a pot holder, an ornament and a cook book. Just add some well chosen adjectives to make it work. Your items become Gooey candy, an Indespensible pot holder, a Festive ornament and Tasty recipes. If your item is not fitting the letters of your word, take a good look and add an adjective. What color is it? What does it feel like? Does it sparkle or smell?
Here's one site with an alphabetical list of adjectives to get you started. I hope this helps any of you who may be stuck like I was to make this a fun part of the swap.


  1. lol, Linda, you are the best! I will re do my 'bangs' themed Christmas tuck-ins and find a better work.
    Kat F.

  2. your funny,,,I remember, Lolly, lolly, lolly get your adverbs here. And I hanker for a hunk of, a dab or slice or chunk of, I hanker for a hunk of cheese!!!!! that kinda saturday morning??

  3. This has been an interesting post!! Very good suggestions, and I will remember them for next time!!!


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