Acronym Lingo 101 for Scrapbookers

A quick list of scrapbooking acronyms  (basics 101) you may run across on message boards.  See also the link below for basic message board acronyms plus stamping acronyms.

7G = 7 Gypsies

ACM/ACMoore = ACMoore (national chain of craft stores)
ACU = all caught up
AF/LF = acid free/lignin free
AMM = All My Memories

BB = Bo Bunny
BBP = Bazzil Basics Paper
BG = Basic Gray
BH = Becky Higgins
BHG= Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks Etc.
BOM = Book of Me
BTT = bump to the top (sometimes just the word “bump”) of the messages

CASE = Copy and Share Experiments, Copy Another Scrapper/Stamper’s Efforts
CB = ChatterBox or Cuttlebug (context)
CC = Cosmo Cricket
CH = Cropper Hopper
CHA = Craft and Hobby Association (puts on an annual product show)
CI = Creative Imaginations
C-I-S/CIS = Crop In Style
CK = Creating Keepsakes (magazine)
CKU = Creating Keepsakes University
CM = Creative Memories
CMC = Creative Memories Consultant
CR = Craft ROBOmaster
CS/cs = Card stock
CTMH = Close to My Heart (formally DOTS)

DAK = Deliberate Act of Kindess
DB = DoodleBug Designs
DigiScrap = digital scrapbooking using PSe or PSP
DT = Design Team

EK = EK Success
envie = envelope

FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FT = Family Treasures

HG = Hostess Gift (swap present)
HL = Hobby Lobby (national chain craft store)

ICC = Ivy Cottage Creations
ISO = In search of (when someone is looking for something on a message board)

J’s = Joannes (national chain of craft/fabric stores)
JCI = Just Checking In

K&CO = K and Company
KF = Karen Foster
KI = KI Memories
KMA = Keeping Memories Alive

LB = Lisa Bearnson
LF = lignin free
LO = Layout
LOs = Layouts
LP = Leaving Prints
LSS = Local Stamp or Scrap Store

M’s = Michaels (national chain of craft stores)
MAMBI = Me and My Big Ideas
MB = message board
MF = Melissa Frances
MM = Making Memories
MME = My Mind’s Eye
MMM = Memory Makers (magazine)

NIP = New in Package
NSR/NSBR = not scrapbook/stamping related

PBA = paper bag album
PBB = paper bag book
PC = Provo Crafts
PIF = play/pass it forward
PIMP = Pebbles in My Pocket
PK = Paper Kuts (magazine)
PM = private message
PP = Patterned Paper, Perfect Pearls, page protectors, or paper piercing
PPP = Paper Piercing Pattern
PSE/PSe = Photo Shop Elements
PSP = Paint Shop Pro

QK = QuicKutz

RAK = Random Act of Kindness
RP = Rusty Pickle

S&S = Scrap and Stamp (magazine)
SASE = Self addressed stamped Envelope
SB = Scrapbook
SBing = scrapbooking =
S.E.I = S.E.I.
SL = Sassafras Lass
SS = Simple Scrapbooks (magazine now out of print)
SS = secret scrapper, secret stamper
SSS = secret scrapper/stamper sister
SJ = Stacey Julian
STMB2U = Same to me back to you (swap talk for return postage)
SU = StampinUp
SW = Scrap Works

TAN = tangent, off topic, typically used on email lists so messages are filtered into a file
TIA = Thanks in Advance
TFL/T4L = Thanks for Looking (message or gallery)
TFS = Thanks for Sharing (message or gallery)
TFTT = Thanks for the tip!
TOOT = toot your horn, tell of/announce an accomplishment
TT = Technique Tuesday
TTT = to the top (of the messageboard)

Related page: More general MB lingo with stamping acronyms