Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stampers Abbreviations List

     WOW!  2 posts in one day, within 1 hour!  Can you believe it?  I can!  I'm catching up on my email - trying to recover from pneumonia.

     While reading my email, I came across this WONDERFUL acronym list of stamping/crafting terms.  This list was found on Stampin' Connection (a Stampin' UP! demonstrator-only site - which is a wonderful resource for us demos) and was put together by Jan Fitch, a fellow Stampin' UP! demo.  If you have ever wondered what SAB, ABC, or BST means, look no further!  I have included the list below, along with some info concerning the list from Jan Fitch.

**WARNING**  This list is long :O)


Abbreviations commonly used by stampers and others
(most of these found on SCS forums or other stamping outlets)

ABC = Anything But a Card
ASAP = As Soon as Possible
ATC = Artist Trading Cards - It can be anything the only thing is that it MUST be the size of 2.5" x 3.5" or 89 x 64 mm.
ATG = Adhesive Transfer "Gun" made by 3M
Avatar = the photo/icon associated with usernames
BFF = Best Friends Forever
BG = Back Ground as in BackGround Stamps
BIA = Bind it All – binding machine
BIL = Brother-in-law (etc. with the in-laws = m=motherinlaw, etc.)
BP = Blender Pen
BRAK = Birthday RAK
BRB = Be Right Back
Brown – UPS (go figure, a longer word for a shorter acronym…)
BST = Buy/Sell/Trade
BTT = Bump To The Top
BTW = By The Way
Bump = sends the thread back to the top of that forum’s list – from an online dictionary - "A 'bump' is a concise way of saying, 'I agree with this thread and think that the subject matter is important enough for people to see.'"
CAS = Clean & Simple - card style - minimalistic
CASE = Copy and Share Everything
CATTY = Catalog
CB - Cbug = Cuttlebug
CDO = Customer Direct Order - It means that the order comes straight to the customer instead of being shipped to the demo. You still have to go through a demo to get the order. If you see it on a BST forum, it means that that person is willing to trade to get whatever stamp set they want and are willing to order you a brand new set, sent to your house, to do so.
CE = Crystal Effects and/or Current Events Forum
CL or CM = Clear Mount stamps (SU brand ) – CM is also Creative Memories (stamp company)
CS = Cardstock
CTMH = Close to My Heart
DBWS – Demonstrator Business Web Site – SU online store site for Demo’s among other things – now includes a blog feature too.
DCWV = Die Cuts with a View (company name)
DD = Darling Daughter or Definitely Decorative (SU stamp design and alternative term for Décor Elements Catalog)
DH = Darling Husband
DP = Designer Paper
DS = Darling Son * Also, Demonstrator Support for SU demo’s
DSP = either Double-Sided Paper, or Designer Series Paper (SU term)
DTP = Direct to Paper – such as applying an ink pad/spot direct to paper without a stamp involved
EB = Embossing Buddy
ENVY = Envelope (of course there is the other kind too – LOL!)
EP = Embossing Powder
ETA = Edited to Add or Estimated Time of Arrival
FS = For Sale
FSOT = For Sale or Trade
FT = For Trade
FS/T = For sale or trade
FYI = For Your Information
GKD = Gina K Designs
GR = Great Rewards
HPH = Hodge Podge Hardware (SU)
HTH = Hope This Helps
IB&C or IBC = Stampin Up! Idea Book and Catalog
IBW = I've Been Wondering
ICE = In Case of Emergency
IDA – Independent Demonstrator Agreement
IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
ISO = In Search Of
JMTC = Just my Two Cents
KWIM = Know What I Mean?
LIA = Like It All
LIM = Less is More
LO = Lay Out – generally used by scrapbookers
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
LSS = Local Scrapbook/Stamping Store
MCP = Magic Colored Pencil – technique with pencils, blending tool (stump) and Odorless mineral spirits
MFT = My Favorite Things (also a stamp company)
MHO = Mostly Hands On
MIL = Mother-in-Law
MIM = More is More
MOO = My Opinion Only
NIB = New in Box
NIP = New in Package
NSR = Not Stamping Related
NUM = New Unmounted
NVR = No Vendor Restrictions (often used in swaps)
OMG = Oh My Gosh .. or .. Oh My Goodness
OMS = Odorless Mineral Spirits
OP = Original Poster or Original Post
OSW = One Sheet Wonder
PIF = Pay It Forward
PLMK = Please Let Me Know
PM = Private Message (some sites term for internal emails)
PP = Printed Paper
PSE = PhotoShop Elements
PTI = Paper Trey Inks (stamp company)
QOTD = Question of the Day
RAK = Random Acts of Kindness – often a card sent to someone not expecting it
ROFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing
ROP = Regarding Opening Post or Read on Please
SAB = Sale a Bration – Stampin’ Up! promotion
SABLE = Stash Accrual Beyond Life Expectancy
SAM = Service Account Manager (SU term)
SAS = Stamp a Stack
SASE = Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SC = Stampin’ Connection – the new SU site for demos
SCS = Split Coast Stampers – stamping community website -www.splitcoaststampers.org
SD = Stampin’ Discuss
SM = Stampin’ Memories – (SU! term for “best choice for scrapbooking”)
SNAIL – Simple Neat Affordable Inline adhesive
SS = Sticky Strip, Stamp Set, Stampin’ Success (SU demo magazine) – depends on the context
SU = Stampin’ Up! of course!
SUO = Stampin’ Up! Only
TAC = The Angel Company
TFL = Thanks For Looking
TFS = Thanks For Sharing
THO = Totally Hands On ( a workshop where ALL the projects are make and takes)
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TMI = Too Much Information
TOS = Terms of Service
TSM = Thanks So Much
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TV = Trade Value
UM = Unmounted
UTEE = Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
VM = Versa Mark
VV = Very Vanilla – SU color
WM = Wood Mount (as in stamps)
WRAK = Welcome RAK
WTG = Way to Go
WW = Whisper White – SU color
WWC = SU's Watercolor Wonder Crayons
WS = Workshop
YAGE = Yet Another Grand Exit
YILM = Yes, I Love Myself

:: SCS Challenges ::

Note: These acronyms are use to create a keyword to be used in the SCS Gallery search so that everyone can see everyone's challenge creations. Also, most of these challenges have a number after them to identify that particular challenge. I'll use 01 as an example. (Some of the monthly/yearly challenges will use the year, for example CCC08.)
· WCMD = World Cardmaking Day
· VSN = Virtual Stamp Nights
· VSBN = Virtual Scrapbooking Nights
· TLC01 = Technique Lovers Challenge - Mondays
· CC01 = Colour Combinations Challenge - Tuesdays
· SC01 = Card Sketches Challenge - Wednesdays
· WT01 = Ways to Use It - Thursdays
· LSC01 = Limited Supplies Challenge - Fridays
· SBSC01 = Scrapbook Sketches Challenge - Fridays
· IFC01 = Scrapbook Inspiration Friday Challenge - Fridays
· SBVC01 = Scrapbook Variety Challenge - Fridays
· IC01 = Inspiration Challenge - Saturdays
· FS01 = Featured Stamper - Sundays
· CCC08 = Christmas Cards Challenge - monthly
· CFC01 = Cards for a Cause - monthly 

     I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

Happy Tuesday!

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