Peggy Jo Ackley is the owner and stamp designer of the Pink Ink Stamp Company.  She has been a product designer in the gift, paper and craft industries for over 30 years. Peggy is probably best known as the illustrator of close to 200 “Bitty Bear” picture books for the American Girl Company.  Peggy has also authored two card making books for Lark Publishing and recently illustrated two adult coloring books for Sellers Publishing.

Peggy has a BA degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Davis.

For the past three years she has enjoyed using her artistic skills in both designing rubber stamps for Pink Ink and teaching ©Prisma coloring technique classes throughout the country.  Teaching has been a wonderful way to connect with her stamp customers, have an opportunity to share her knowledge and get to see the great diversity of the United States.

Published Work


Lark/Chapelle Books
ISBN 10: 1-57990-981-7

50 Nifty Collage Cards

Lark Books, division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN 10: 1-60059-121-3

Flora Bella

A hand drawn coloring book of flowers and verse
Sellers Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-4162-4578-0

Belle Jardin

available Sept. 2016
A hand drawn garden themed coloring book
Sellers Publishing, Inc.


Fabulous Fall – Cost: $35.00
Wednesday 10/12 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Join Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamps and learn how to add vibrant fall colors, highlights and shading to your pencil technique.   We will use the simple and elegant stylus tool to create an “embossed” white line effect, learn how to add depth with image layering as well as tips for paper choice and ideas for card assembly.


Christmas in October – Cost: $35.00
Wednesday 10/12 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn how to add color and dimension to these 3 brand new Pink Ink holiday stamps!  Have fun with Peggy Jo Ackley, learning how to add shading and highlights with Prisma colored pencils, then pop out areas to add even more depth.  You will create three beautiful Christmas cards that would be a treat for anyone to receive!


Spaces are limited, please call us at 847-670-6065 during store hours to sign up.

All class sign ups with our special guest artist are final and non-refundable.