Abbreviations for crafters

 I was always struggling to understand all those funny symbols around challenges. It was so frustrating not understanding what it all means, so I found some time and look around for all those meanings. here is the list that I came across and if you find that I miss something please leave in a comment and I will try to update it. hope you will find useful.

Acronyms List

ABC = Anything But a Card
ATC = Artist Trading Cards
ATG = Adhesive Transfer "Gun" made by 3M ... check out their website!
Avatar = the photo under the usernames
BFF = Best Friends Forever

BG = BackGround
BIL = Brother-in-law (etc. with the in-laws = m=motherinlaw, etc.)
BRB = Be Right Back
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
CAS = Clean & Simple - card style - minimalistic
CASE = Copy and Share Everything
CB - Cbug = Cuttlebug
CDO = Customer Direct Order
CE = Crystal Effects and/or Current Events Forum
CS = Cardstock
CTMH = Close to My Heart
DCWV = Die Cuts with a View (company name)
DD = Darling Daughter
DH = Darling Husband
DP = Designer Paper
DS = Darling Son * Also, Demonstrator Support

DS - SU! Demonstrator Support
DSP = either Double-Sided Paper, or Designer Series Paper (SU term) 
DT = Design Team
EB-embossing buddy
EP = Embossing Powder
GKD = Gina K Designs

HB = Happy Birthday
HPH = Hodge Podge Hardware (SU)
HTH = Hope This Helps
IB&C = Stampin Up! Idea Book and Catalog
IBW = I've Been Wondering
IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
ISO = In Search Of
KWIM = Know What I Mean?
LIA = Like It All
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
LSS = Local Scrapbook/Stamping Store
MFT = My Favorite Things (stamp company)
MIL = Mother-in-Law
Mono-Mono adhesive (SU! now calls it Snail adhesive)
MOO = My Opinion Only
NIP = New in Package
NSR = Not Stamping Related
NUM = New Unmounted
NVR = No Vendor Restrictions (often used in swaps)
OBP = Odd Bird Planet (stamp company)
OMG = Oh My Gosh .. or .. Oh My Goodness
OP = Original Poster or Original Post
OSW = One Sheet Wonder

PE- Pearl Ex
PIF = Pay It Forward
PLMK = Please Let Me Know
PP = Printed Paper
PSE = PhotoShop Elements
PTI = Paper Trey Inks (stamp company)
QOTD = Question of the Day
RAK = Random Acts of Kindness
ROFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing
SASE = Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SCS = Splitcoast Stampers
SDF- SU! web page - Stampin Discuss Forum

Spots - Stampin' Spots (tiny stamp pads in SU! colors)
SUO = Stampin’ Up! Only
TAC = The Angel Company
TFL = Thanks For Looking
TFS = Thanks For Sharing
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TSM = Thanks So Much
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TV = Trade Value
UTEE = Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

VM- Versa Mark
WWC = SU's Watercolor Wonder Crayons
WS = Workshop
YAGE = Yet Another Grand Exit
YILM = Yes, I Love Myself


  •  BSC = Stamping Bella Sketch Challenge
  •  CC01 = Colour Combinations Challenge - Tuesdays
  •  CCC08 = Christmas Cards Challenge - monthly
  •  CFC01 = Cards for a Cause - monthly
  •  CSSC = Crafty Secrets Sketch Challenge
  •  FS01 = Featured Stamper - Sundays
  •  HSC = Hanna Stamps Challenge
  •  IC01 = Inspiration Challenge - Saturdays
  •  IFC01 = Scrapbook Inspiration Friday Challenge - Fridays
  •  LSC01 = Limited Supplies Challenge - Fridays
  •  MFTSC/MFTWSC = My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge
  •  MTVD = Meet the VERVE Divas challenge/Verve Stamps
  •  SBSC01 = Scrapbook Sketches Challenge - Fridays
  •  SBVC01 = Scrapbook Variety Challenge - Fridays
  •  SC01 = Card Sketches Challenge - Wednesdays
  •  SUO =  Stampin UP Only
  •  TLC01 = Technique Lovers Challenge - Mondays
  •  VSBN = Virtual Scrapbooking Nights
  •  VSN = Virtual Stamp Nights
  •  WCMD = World Cardmaking Day
  •   WT01 = Ways to Use It - Thursdays

Extras ......

404- I haven't a clue
ADN- Any day now
- As far as I know
AFK- Away from keyboard
ARE- Acronym-rich environment
ASAP- As soon as possible
B4N -Bye for now
BAK- Back at the keyboard
BBIAB -Be back in a bit
BBL- Be back later
BBN- Bye bye now
BBS- Be back soon
BEG- Big evil grin
BF -Boy friend
BFN -Bye for now
BG -Big grin
BIBO -Beer in, beer out
BIOYIOP -Blow it out your I/O port
BL-- Belly laughing
BMGWL -Busting my gut with laughter
BOTEC -Back-of-the-envelope calculation
BRB- Be right back
BTA -But then again...
BTDT -Been there, done that
BTW -By the way
BWL -Bursting with laughter
BWTHDIK -But what the heck do I know...?
CICO- Coffee in, coffee out
C&G -Chuckle and grin
CNP- Continued in next post
CRB- Come right back
CRBT- Crying real big tears
CU- See you
CUL- See you later
CUL8ER- See you later
CYA- See ya
CYO -See you online
DBA- Doing business as
DL- Dead link
DLTBBB- Don't let the bed bugs bite
DIKU -Do I know you?
DITYID -Did I tell you I'm distressed?
DOS -Dozing off soon
DQMOT- Don't quote me on this
DTRT- Do the right thing
DWB -Don't write back
EG -Evil grin
EMFBI -Excuse me for butting in
EMSG -E-mail message
EOM -End of message
F2F -Face to face
FAQ -Frequently-ask question(s)
FC -Fingers crossed
FLA- Four-letter acronym
FMTYEWTK -Far more than you ever wanted to know
FOMCL- Falling off my chair laughing
FTBOMH -From the bottom of my heart
FUD -Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
FWIW- For what it's worth
FYI- For your information
G -Grin
GA- Go ahead
GAL -Get a life
GD&R -Grinning, ducking, and running
GF -Girlfriend
GFN- Gone for now
GGP -Gotta go pee
GIWIST- Gee, I wish I'd said that
GL -Good luck
GMAB- Give me a break
GMTA -Great minds think alike
GOL -Giggling out loud
GTRM- Going to read mail
GTSY-- Glad to see you
H&K -Hug and kiss
HAGN- Have a good night
HAND- Have a nice day
HHIS- Hanging head in shame
HIG- How's it going
HT- Hi there
HTH- Hope this helps
IAC- In any case
IAE -In any event
IANAL -I am not a lawyer (but)
IC -I see
IGP -I gotta pee
IHA -I hate acronyms
IHU -I hear you
IIRC- If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
ILU or ILY- I love you
IM- Immediate message
IMCO- In my considered opinion
IMHO- In my humble opinion
IMing- Chatting with someone online usually while doing other things such as playing trivia or other interactive game
IMNSHO -In my not so humble opinion
IMO- In my opinion
IMS- I am sorry
IOW -In other words
IRL -In real life (that is, when not chatting)
ITIGBS- I think I'm going to be sick
IWALU- I will always love you
IYSWIM- If you see what I mean
J4G -Just for grins
JIC -Just in case
JK -Just kidding
JMO- Just my opinion
JTLYK -Just to let you know
KIT- Keep in touch
KOTC - Kiss on the cheek
KWIM?- Know what I mean?
L8R -Later
L8R G8R -Later gator
LD -Later, dude
LDR -Long-distance relationship
LHO -Laughing head off
LLTA- Lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMSO- Laughing my socks off
LOL- Laughing out loud
LRF- Little Rubber Feet (the little pads on the bottom of displays and other equipment)
LSHMBH -Laughing so hard my belly hurts
LTM -Laugh to myself
LTNS -Long time no see
LTR -Long-term relationship
LULAB- Love you like a brother
LULAS- Love you like a sister
LUWAMH -Love you with all my heart
LY -Love ya
LY4E -Love ya forever
MorF Male or female
MTF -More to follow
MUSM- Miss you so much
NADT- Not a darn thing
NP or N/P- No problem
NRN- No response necessary
OIC Oh, I see
OMG- Oh my God
OTF -Off the floor
OTOH- On the other hand
OTTOMH -Off the top of my head
PANS Pretty awesome new stuff
PCMCIA- People can't master computer industry acronyms
PDA- Public display of affection
PEBCAK -Problem exists between chair and keyboard
PIBKAC- Problem is between keyboard and chair
PM- Private message
PMFJIB- Pardon me for jumping in but...
POAHF- Put on a happy face
::POOF:: -Goodbye (leaving the room)
POTS- Plain old telephone service
PU- That stinks!
QT- Cutie
RL- Real life (that is, when not chatting)
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMBO Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off
RSN -Real soon now
RT -Real time
S^ S'up - what's up
SHCOON- Shoot hot coffee out of nose
SETE -Smiling ear to ear
SF- Surfer-friendly (low-graphics Web site)
SHID Slaps head in disgust
-SO- Significant other
SOL- Smilling out loud
SOMY- Sick of me yet?
SOT -Short on time
SOTMG Short on time must go
-STW -Search the Web
SUP- What's up
SWAK- Sealed with a kiss
SWL- Screaming with laughter
SYS- See you soon
TA -Thanks again
TAFN- That's all for now
TANSTAAFL- There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
TCOY- Take care of yourself
TGIF -Thank God it's Friday
THX- Thanks
TIA -Thanks in advance (used if you post a question and are expecting a helpful reply)
TILII- Tell it like it is
TLA- Three-letter acronym
TLK2UL8R- Talk to you later
TMI -Too much information
TNT- Till next time
TOPCA -Til our paths cross again (early Celtic chat term)
TOY -Thinking of you
TPTB- The powers that be
TTFN- Ta-Ta for now
TTT- Thought that, too (when someone types in what you were about to type)
TTYL -Talk to you later
TU- Thank you
TY- Thank you
UW -You're welcome
VBG- Very big grin
WAYD- What are you doing
WB- Welcome back
WBS -Write back soon
WDALYIC -Who died and left you in charge?
WEG -Wicked evil grin
WFM- Works for me
WIBNI -Wouldn't it be nice if
WTG -Way to go!
WTGP?- Want to go private?
WU? -What's up?
WUF?- Where are you from?
WYSIWYG -What you see is what you get
YBS- You'll be sorry
YMMV- Your mileage may vary.
YW- You're welcome


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