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Posted 11/8/2012 by journey fan in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 11/8/2012 9:18:36 PM
The thread about the typo in some recent Basic Grey paper got me thinking about this issue, so I wrote a blog post about it. In just 30 minutes of research, I found lots!

Please come on by and tell me your thoughts on the issue. Also do you know of any typos I missed?



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Posted: 11/8/2012 11:14:55 PM
I have the Lucille paper, and I sew so I spotted the "bias" "bais" when I got the paper.


I think scrapbook companies should proof better!

If some one posts a LO to the gallery and I see an error, no biggie. I know I posted a page where I had spelled the title word wrong (added an extra letter)
But magazines who publish LO's should proof better and if I am paying for paper I expect more!




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Posted: 11/8/2012 11:34:10 PM
Your blog post is awesome! Made me giggle! I have one to share from last years mme lost and found Christmas edition. This was from the sheet of die cuts, there was a little calendar die cut that said decemberer. The funny thing was I didn't even notice and only found out from a post here on 2peas!


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Posted: 11/9/2012 1:10:18 AM
The infamous Thrusday on that old Heidi Swapp days of the week tape. I think I may still have some in my stash.


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Posted: 11/9/2012 1:25:41 AM
Hello, journey fan/ scrapbook obsession- wrote a comment on your blog post which got swallowed. I must have made a typo...

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Posted: 11/9/2012 7:44:51 AM
I still have--somewhere--a roll of the HS tape with Thrusday on it. I made a layout about 2Peas with it for a friend. It was a fun typo.



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Posted: 11/9/2012 7:55:28 AM
I think this one by DCWV might be a Freudian slip by some disgruntled wife.

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I reported it to them quite awhile ago, but I guess it is what it is.

ETA: It is in "The Guy Stack."


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Posted: 11/9/2012 8:27:21 AM
These are making me laugh...but I have to defend the companies. As a journalist, working for both newspapers and magazines, I understand how typos happen. Sometimes you're dealing with so much copy, the mistakes just go unnoticed. I'm sure they're proofread, probably by several people.
However, I think they should try to make it right. That BG paper is pretty bad.

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Posted: 11/9/2012 9:17:12 AM
I loved your article! I know I've noticed mistakes in my scrapbooking supplies before, but can't think of any right now. TFS, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one this bothers!



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Posted: 11/9/2012 9:41:51 AM
I thought the stamp set with the apostrophe was correct? When you drop a g aren't you supposed to put it in?


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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:15:26 AM

I have the Lucille paper, and I sew so I spotted the "bias" "bais" when I got the paper.


I think scrapbook companies should proof better!

If some one posts a LO to the gallery and I see an error, no biggie. I know I posted a page where I had spelled the title word wrong (added an extra letter)
But magazines who publish LO's should proof better and if I am paying for paper I expect more!


Hi Berta ~ I'm sorry you got the paper with errors Have you contacted BG to see if they'll compensate you somehow? I'm wondering if these companies (and by the way, I LOVE Basic Grey and they have a lot of my $$, lol) had to spend the time fixing their errors, they might be more careful and not make them in the first place?



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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:45:51 AM
It's versus its drives me absolutely batty, so this paper sets my teeth on edge.

(If 'it's' has an apostrophe, it is ALWAYS 'it is'. The possessive of its is just like his and hers, which is not hi's and her's. It's such a common error that I know I should just get over it, but instead, it glares more and more at me! I also have nightmares about making the mistake myself just because it bothers me so much, and especially with autocorrect it is easy to make.)

As for why we see so many typos in product designs, I think a great deal of it has to do with how we would use a spell checker or have that magic red line pop up when we type in a word processor, but when typing in a design programme, that doesn't happen. I know Karen Russell had typos in her first collection ever (she did the Narratives line, if you remember those) and she was mortified because she assumed someone would be looking for mistakes like that in the process and it turned out that step didn't really exist. Interesting perspective! I'm guessing the same goes for whatever sign making company in my neck of the woods insists on writing 'proffessional' on the side of company vehicles. *facepalm*


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Posted: 11/9/2012 12:25:07 PM
So, Shimelle, if I am understanding you correctly, you are telling us the saying is NOT, "You shouldn't judge a book by it is cover?" Now that you have pointed that out, it is going to drive me batty too!


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Posted: 11/9/2012 1:04:36 PM
Love the blog post!!!
Glitz Designs had badge this CHA that said "HUBA HUBA" instead of "Hubba Hubba!" heheheh




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Posted: 11/9/2012 2:26:00 PM
I was going to mention the WRMK pet paper (A House Is Not A Home Without Dog).

I still have the cards with the type-o. They're too cute to throw away but too wrong to use. I guess I keep thinking I'll use the other side.



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Posted: 11/9/2012 2:41:16 PM
I wish I could remember the manufacturer, but there was a pet themed paper that said "Pet's Rule!" on it. I took a photo of it with my phone and sent it to my sister at the time, because photographing published spelling and grammar mistakes is one of our little sisterly hobbies. I checked my phone, but I had deleted it.

Has anyone else seen this paper? My sighting occurred around April of this year.



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Posted: 11/9/2012 3:40:34 PM
I still think of the October Afternoon die cut sticker sheet that has a strip that says "Into the Great unkown".

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Posted: 11/9/2012 3:57:00 PM

I was going to mention the WRMK pet paper (A House Is Not A Home Without Dog).

I still have the cards with the type-o. They're too cute to throw away but too wrong to use. I guess I keep thinking I'll use the other side.


Unless, of course, your dog's name is Dog. Then it would be perfect.

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Posted: 11/9/2012 5:56:31 PM
That Crate paper one broke my heart. I had such big plans for that piece of paper!!


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Posted: 11/9/2012 7:53:57 PM
@Tashak, "Sailin'" is correct, "Happy Fathers Day" is not - it needs an apostrophe.



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Posted: 11/9/2012 8:37:59 PM
I got a darling set of alphabet animal cards that I was going to use in our classroom at preschool but the Narwhal was spelled Narwahl. I did contact the company and they sent me a new corrected card months later.


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Posted: 11/9/2012 8:57:27 PM
Autumn Leaves had a stencil tag thing that had "sweatheart" on it. That was quite a big to do back in the day!

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Posted: 11/9/2012 9:01:19 PM

@Tashak, "Sailin'" is correct, "Happy Fathers Day" is not - it needs an apostrophe.

lol I didn't actually read the sentiments just looked for one with an apostrophe.


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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:35:16 PM
Here is another one I forgot about...the MME Lost and Found Christmas die cuts:




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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:49:20 PM

so I wrote a blog post about it.

The Actual Link


Sorry, nothing bothers me more than when someone speaks of a specific post, but links to their general blog. I hate having to search a blog for a post - especially with Pinterest. No offense intended.


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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:11:25 PM

Hello, journey fan/ scrapbook obsession- wrote a comment on your blog post which got swallowed. I must have made a typo...

Scraps, I'm so sorry that happened! I don't know why it did that. Promise I didn't delete it or anything

I even checked my spam to make sure it hadn't been flagged but it wasn't in there. (Sometimes if there's a link in the comment, a legit comment will go to spam).



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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:13:46 PM

The infamous Thrusday on that old Heidi Swapp days of the week tape. I think I may still have some in my stash.


I still have--somewhere--a roll of the HS tape with Thrusday on it. I made a layout about 2Peas with it for a friend. It was a fun typo.

OMG. I have never seen that. I didn't know that's where Thrusday on NSBR came from

If you ladies - or anyone else - has a photo of that tape, I would love to post it!



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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:14:45 PM

I think this one by DCWV might be a Freudian slip by some disgruntled wife.

Coach - Couch

I reported it to them quite awhile ago, but I guess it is what it is.

ETA: It is in "The Guy Stack."


I love that one, thanks! I posted it



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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:28:58 PM

It's versus its drives me absolutely batty, so this paper sets my teeth on edge.

(If 'it's' has an apostrophe, it is ALWAYS 'it is'. The possessive of its is just like his and hers, which is not hi's and her's. It's such a common error that I know I should just get over it, but instead, it glares more and more at me! I also have nightmares about making the mistake myself just because it bothers me so much, and especially with autocorrect it is easy to make.)

I posted it, Shimelle - thanks! You said it so well, I just quoted you

I have to say that this is one error I catch myself doing sometimes. It's clear in my head (see?) what the difference is but sometimes my fingers don't follow, lol. Another one I find myself typing is using their/there wrong. Duh.



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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:34:26 PM

I still think of the October Afternoon die cut sticker sheet that has a strip that says "Into the Great unkown".


I found the stickers and posted them, zonefan ~ thanks! I had to admit I might not have caught that one



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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:38:28 PM
This wasn't on a sheet of paper, but at CKC Seattle two years ago, one of the booths was selling a ton of ink pad in different colors. The light green one was labeled "Cumquat." My friend and I couldn't stop laughing.

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Posted: 11/9/2012 11:45:50 PM
Here's the latest mistake I've caught:

Crate Paper's new "Fourteen" collection

I love the paper with 14s and February all over it but I just don't think I could purchase it knowing that two of the Februarys are spelled wrong - and in two different ways!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 11:25:14 PM
oh man, this was so funny. poor designers, i would be so upset at myself when the paper was printed with a mistake.. everyone gets to see if you made a typo!

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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:07:11 AM
I used to work for a printing company, and now my eye is just automatically drawn to a typo, wherever it might be - I'm the proofreader for our company announcements. We took over our own after the "professional" company we had doing it made so many grammatical and spelling errors There is no excuse for a company not to catch their errors, especially when they are selling something. Oh well, I guess if you really love the paper you just put a photo or embellishment over the error!!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 12:02:14 PM
this gave me a laugh
i do challegnes in my crafting fb group and i will do this as a quick guessing game thanks again


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Posted: 12/15/2012 7:26:20 PM
I just found another scrapbook product typo in an e-mail about a sale, so I added it to my original post



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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:04:37 PM
I had a stack from WRMK a few years ago that had the word CRISTMAS on it in huge bold letters. It was a border that ran across the entire page!! A bit hard to miss, you would think.

That CP Fourteen one is sad. Hopefully they caught that before it went to the printer. Probably not though.

I work at a marketing company and we have 3 people proof everything before it goes out the door. We still miss small things on occasion, but we don't make huge mistakes like these ones.






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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:32:51 PM
I found 3 in the Note to Self collection, including the one Shimelle mentioned. (The English teacher in me just cringes as that one!) I let EP know, and they still couldn't find one of them - even after I pointed it out. They spelled "circle" incorrectly. I can't remember the third mistake off-hand. They did send me a free set of my choice, though. They also said that I was the first one to point out those errors to them.



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Posted: 12/15/2012 11:16:45 PM
Okay, I read the blog post and I couldn't figure what was wrong with "four". I obviously don't play golf.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:14:10 AM
In golf, it's "fore" not "four".


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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:39:54 AM
I contacted Teresa Collins about the typo in their paper. I doubt they did anything about it.



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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:56:33 AM
This is a little less egregious than the others on the Theresa Collins paper, but I think the Anne Dillard quote in the bottom right (your right, the paper's left) also has a mistake. It says "how we spend our days is, of course how we spend our lives." I think there should be another comma in there: "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

I guess I'd better avoid buying papers with lots of text from now. Too many opportunities for errors and I know it would bug me forever if one of them made it into my scrapbooks!

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Posted: 12/16/2012 8:28:23 AM
This coming back to page one has reminded me of a mistake that made me laugh so much. When I was working with one particular magazine, there would be a 'free gift' on the cover and we would have to do assignments to show how to use the free gift. Sometimes the free gift wasn't available when our assignments were due, so we would send in the projects with post-it notes where the freebie was meant to be added and someone in the office would add them just before photography.

One time there was a set of rub-ons that were a bit sixties inspired in colour and design - lots of hot pink and orange, daisies and rounded flowers, that sort of thing. And one little caption in an arrow that said 'Hippy Chick'. ... when they meant 'Hippie Chick'. Because 'hippie' is the spelling for the peace-loving subculture. 'Hippy' is an adjective to describe someone with wide hips.

Somewhere in that issue there is an example layout with that 'hippy chick' arrow pointing to the six year old daughter of one of the designers. Her hips were about as wide as the palm of my hand! I just remember opening the issue and shaking my head with a big 'oh no, no, no, no, no...'.


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Posted: 12/16/2012 1:39:16 PM

I still have--somewhere--a roll of the HS tape with Thrusday on it. I made a layout about 2Peas with it for a friend. It was a fun typo.


OMG. I have never seen that. I didn't know that's where Thrusday on NSBR came from


The Thrusday spelling came from a former pea (Lady Stars) who used to spell it that way all the time. When someone commented about it she said she had spelled it that way on purpose.


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Posted: 12/16/2012 2:07:16 PM


Somewhere in that issue there is an example layout with that 'hippy chick' arrow pointing to the six year old daughter of one of the designers. Her hips were about as wide as the palm of my hand! I just remember opening the issue and shaking my head with a big 'oh no, no, no, no, no...'.


Ha ha, that's a great story.

I think NativeNewYorker is correct about the origins of "Thrusday" on the NSBR, but it's hilarious that there is actually tape with that misspelling.

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Posted: 12/17/2012 8:49:28 AM
thanks for sharing tht was funny


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Posted: 12/18/2012 4:41:59 PM
Here's another:
Your's Truly stamp set

Unless Glitz were wanting to be mind-bendingly philosophical: can a possession be possessive? Or possessiveness possess? Or...

Nah, it's just a typo

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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:07:58 PM
Bumping to add this thread about Simple Stories and their "Enjoy the Everday" journaling card.

A different Pea linked to this post on her blog about the image on a paper from the Basic Grey True Love collection. It's not a typo, but still funny (also maybe NSFW).

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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:11:09 PM

Bumping to add this thread about Simple Stories and their "Enjoy the Everday" journaling card.

Thanks for updating the thread! I just blogged about it too. Man, the list is just getting longer and longer ....


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