Connecting with Scrapbookers

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Lesson #4: Connecting with scrapbookers online

As people become more closely connected via their computers, it can be fun to learn how to use web acronyms and smilies. Acronyms are identifier abbreviations made from two or more words in a phrase; formed by using the first letter of each word in the phrase. Typing takes time so acronyms are often used to replace lengthy phrases. Smilies are punctuation used to form “faces” that add a touch of emotion to conversations. Once learned, acronyms and smilies make typing and communicating quicker, easier and often more interesting. The following lists were complied so people could use them when communicating on the Message Boards/Forums. They can also be used with any other online communicating such as email or in chat rooms.


Acronyms Specific to Scrapbooking


7G = 7 Gypsies

AMM = All My Memories

BBP = Bazzill Basics Paper

BB = Bo Bunny

BG = Basic Grey

BHG = Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine

CB = Chatterbox

CH = Cropper Hopper

CI = Creative Imaginations

CK = Creating Keepsakes Magazine

CKU = Creating Keepsakes University

CM = Creative Memories

CMC = Creative Memories Consultant

CTMH = Close To My Heart

DB = Doodlebug Designs

DD = Display Dynamics

EK = EK Success

FT = Family Treasures
HOF = Hall of Fame

K&CO = K and Company

KF = Karen Foster

KI = KI Memories

KMA = Keeping Memories Alive

MAMBI = MAMBI.html" target="_blank">Me and My Big Ideas

MM = Making Memories

MME = My Mind’s Eye

MMM = Memory Makers Magazine

PIMP = Pebbles in my Pocket

QK = QuicKutz

PC = Provo Craft

PK = PaperKuts Magazine


SL = Sassafras Lass

SS = Simple Scrapbooks Magazine

SU = Stampin’ Up!

SW = Scrapworks

TT = Technique Tuesday



BF = Boyfriend

BIL = Brother-In-Law

DD = Dear Daughter

DB = Dear Boyfriend/Baby

DF = Dear/Darn Fiancé/Friend
DH = Dear (or Darn, or Darling or D**n) Husband

DS = Dear Son

DW = Dear (or Darn, or Darling or D**n) Wife

FIL = Father-In-Law

GF = Girl Friend

MIL = Mother-In-Law

OM = Old Man (husband, boyfriend)

SB’s = Scrappin’ Buddies

SIL = Sister-In-Law

SO = Significant Other

SS = Secret Scrapper/Sister or So Sleepy

PIL = Parents-In-Law

YL = Young Lady

YM = Young Man



This lesson was taken from A Scrapbooker’s Guide #1: Scrapbooking Fundamentals (An Instant Downloadable E-Book). To purchase a copy today, click here. Use coupon code ART151 and get 10% off the already-low sale price.



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