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About Me

Hi! I'm Betsy Sammarco. I'm a part-time pharmacist and full-time mom to two boys, two ducks, and a dog. I love creating layouts and projects that are classic with a twist. I love flea markets and will frequently incorporate found items in my projects. Hybrid scrapbooking is a particular love of mine as I love playing on my computer and combining digital elements with my traditional 3-D supplies.

I'm currently a design team member and assistant for my very favorite company, Jenni Bowlin Studio. I love sharing creative stuff. Show me yours!

You can email me at: esammarco@optonline.net

2016 Happenings

2015 Happenings


2014 Happenings

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2013 Happenings


2012 Happenings

2011 Happenings

2010 Happenings

2009 Happenings

  • December 2009: American Crafts blog challenge winner
  • November, 2009: Studio Calico Layout of the Week
  • November, 2009: Jenni Bowlin Mercantile Kit Club Guest Designer
  • August 13, 2009: 2PeasinaBucket.com Layout of the Day
  • August 7, 2009: American Crafts blog challenge winner
  • August 5, 2009: Jenni Bowlin Customer Spotlight
  • July 30, 2009: Jenni Bowlin Product Inspiration layout example


Past Publications

Better Homes & Gardens, Scrapbooks Etc

  • August 2010: Hybrid Article; He Rescues
  • June 2005: Scrapbook Inspirations special issue; Armed and Dangerous

Scrapbook Trends

  • May2007: Mini Albums II; My Grandchildren p 142-143

Creating Keepsakes

  • November 2004: The Journaler's Handbook; No Gravity, p69.
  • March 2004: Baseball Talk (online extension and ad in magazine), p46.
  • March 2004: Lessons With John, p116.
  • June 2003: Wedding Idea Book; At That Moment, p56.
  • May 2003: Tips and Tricks; Sticker Placement help, p41.
  • July/August 2002: Organization Tip Winner, p49.

Simple Scrapbooks

  • March 2006: Scrapbooking Celebrations 2 Special Issue; Game Ball, p81.
  • Summer 2004: Scrapbooking Celebratons; Happy Birthday New Canaan, p42.

Memory Makers

  • April 2006: Simply Graphic; Baseball, p53.
  • November 2004: Creative Card Making for Scrapbookers; A Baby Shower Card, p84.
  • June 2004: Super Scrapbook Pages; A Frog For A Friend, p65.
  • May 2004: All Boy Scrapbooking Pages; Boy, cover layout.
  • January 2004: Organizing Your Scrapbook Workspace; p86 and back cover
  • June 2003: Titles, Corners, and Borders Idea Book; Cookies, p26.
  • June 2003: Titles, Corners, and Borders Idea Book; Mary, p86.

Ivy Cottage Creations

  • March 2004: Your All Star Summer

Scrapbook Borders Idea Books

  • August 2002: Memories for All Seasons - Summer Issue; 14 designs
  • May 2002: Spring Curriculum; 7 designs
  • April 2002: Memories for All Seasons - Spring Issue; 21 designs
  • February 2002: Memories for All Seasons - Winter Issue; 5 borders
  • February 2002: Everyday Memories; 7 designs Scrapbook Synergy Idea Books
  • January 2003: Made from Scratch; 2 layouts
  • November 2002: Getting Creative with Color; 6 designs
  • August 2002: Red Hot Layouts; 6 designs
  • June 2002: Pass the Chocolate; 8 designs EK Success Idea Books (by Writer''s Block Publishing)
  • January 2004: Truly Translucent; Tall Ships
  • January 2004: Designs in Color; 6 layouts

EK Success Website

  • Winesap Apples
  • Friends
  • Surfer Girl

NanC and Company / Leisure Arts

  • Summer 2004: It''s All About Mini Albums; If Flowers Could Talk, p51-2.
  • Spring 2004: It’s All About School; Everywhere Wildlife, p48; Matthew’s Third Grade, p25-6.

Design Team Experience

  • February 2010 - present Jenni Bowlin / ScrapHD.com design team
  • February 2010 - present Jen Martakis Creative Team member (twopeasinabucket.com)
  • October 2008 - February 2010: Design Team member for Studio Hillary @ Scrapbookgraphics.com
  • October 2008: Guest Designer for class at NYCScraps.com
  • August 2008: Guest Design Team Member Scrapbooks.com
  • Mar 2008: Guest Design Team Member Scrapbooks.com
  • Nov 2007 to October 2008: Express Yourself (Bethel, CT)
  • Jan 2004 to May 2007: Scraptalk.com (user name: pharmgirl)
  • Jan 2002 thru Aug 2004: Writer's Block Publishing (EK Success products)
  • Oct 2001 thru Jan 2002: Scrapbook Borders

Teaching Experience

  • August 2011 : Masterful Scrapbook Designs Webinar : Hybrid Scrapbooking
  • July 2010 – Online Class with ScrapbookChallenges.ning.com : Fabulous Flowers
  • Aug 2003 – Jan 2005: I enjoyed teaching scrapbooking classes at Party Arts in historic South Norwalk, Connecticut from August 2003 to the store's unfortunate closing in January 2005.

A Few of My Contest Wins

  • October 2009: Jenni Bowlin Big Picture Scrapbooking Guest DT winner
  • October 2008: 3rd place Simple Scrapbooks contest @ CKC-Hartford
  • May 2008 Grand Prize winner: Little Yellow Bicycle contest on 2Peasinabucket.com
  • March 2008: Heidi Swapp Kit Club 3rd place
  • August 2007: Scrapbook.com Lucky 7 Contest - Honorable Mention
  • March 2007: Making Memories Idol Contestant (I didn't win, but I had fun!)
  • May 2006: Scrapbook.com 20K Contest Honorable Mention
  • October 2005: CKU-A Stamford - 1st place Album Cover: Best Representative of Theme
  • February 2004: Rockymountainhobbies.com – 2nd place layout contest
  • August 2003: K.I.S.S. New England Scrapbook Expo – 2nd place layout contest –embellishment category
  • April 2002: Creating Keepsakes Organizational Tip - 1 of 3 Grand prize winners
  • October 2001: Scrapbook Borders 2002 Border Squad Contest - 1 of 6 Grand prize winners