While freebie surfing this morning I realized how lingo heavy most scrap sites tend to be, so I figured I'd write a little post about common abbreviations and terms and what they mean!
LO- Layout- this is the actual scrapped page
QP- Quick Page- this is literally a page entirely scrapped and ready for you to just insert your pictures in the spaces provided. A great way to get a beautifully scrapped book with relatively little effort! Lots of designers offer freebie QP's for their kit releases in stores.
S4H or S4O- Scrap for Hire or Scrap for Others- Usually found in the TOU and lets you know whether or not you can use those graphics to scrap for hire or scrap for other people, basically denoting a level of commercial use of some kind ie: Someone pays you to make a scrapbook for them.
Tagger Size- A small kit with smaller graphics, usually good for scrapping brag book pages, making signatures and blinkies, etc.
PSP- Photo Shop Pro
PSE- Photo Shop Elements
PPI- Pixels per Inch- most good kits have a 300 PPI which means they are very finely detailed and won't pixellate (get all square-y and grainy) on your LO's!
DS- Drop Shadow- the cool dark like on products that makes them look 3D
DSA- Digi Scrap Addicts
DST- Digi Shop Talk
CT- Creative Team- a team of folks a designer hires to make their kits look good- they get the kits from the designer and scrap them as creatively as possible to show folks what can be done with each kit and provide inspiration.
Element- those cool little pieces they use in the kit- buttons, ribbons, word art, etc.
WA- Word Art- Quotes or words that have been made to look decorative and creative.
Papers- These are just backgrounds basically :)
Alpha- it's not really a font, but they are individual elements actually that you can use to spell things out, spice up WA, etc.
RAK- Random Act of Kindness- lots of designers like to do these, they're sometimes contests where they'll give you a kit for free, others like to do it if you sport their fan blinkie in your signature lines!
Digi Scrappers- This is folks who Digitally Scrap- distingushes us from the Paper Scrappers
Hybrid- When someone takes a Digi Kit, prints pieces of it, and makes it into something cool like a card, gift box, or gift tag