After attending The Tobé–Coburn School for design, she worked for Higbee’s in Cleveland in interior design. Being hands-on and creative has always brought Peggy joy. After staying home to raise her two daughters, Megan and Karen, she decided to continue creating and designing something personal that she could share with others. In 2004, Peggy was connected with a company called Stampin’ Up, which sells scrapbooking and card making supplies online and at private parties. She hosted booths at craft and church bazaars where she sold her cards and scrapbook pages. Peggy was recently honored at a Stampin’ Up event for her fifteen years of service with the company.
Peggy is a long-time parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton, IL. In 2014, when asked for ideas to connect with parishioners within different ministries, Peggy offered the idea of sending cards to members on the church’s prayer list. The church agreed and offered to cover postage to send Peggy’s homemade cards. Peggy has expanded her Prayer List Card Ministry by bringing stamped cards for Sunday School classes and having the children color in one card and keep one for themselves. She has also hosted Coffee Hours for the women of St. Julian’s Guild to decorate cards as well.
As Peggy is preparing to leave her Naperville home within the next year to move to a Retirement Community in the greater Cleveland Area, she plans to bring her stamping and card making supplies with her to continue her card making in her new location. Although she will be passing torch to a new “Prayer List Card Fairy”, we know that her love of others and her creativity will remain one of her lifetime legacies.
Corsalus Financial is grateful to Peggy for taking time to share her passion and work with us.
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