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June 2016

TPJ Craftie Pick for June: Aina Reyes-Paco

June 22, 2016

TPJ Craftie Pick is an avenue for The Paper Junkie to feature fellow planner/journal girls and let readers get to know them better through answering a couple of questions!

I hope you all enjoyed the first part of this series. For this month, our TPJ Craftie Pick is one of my favorite planner girls out there, Aina Reyes-Paco.

I *shamelessly* stalk her Instagram account everyday because I really love how she styles her spreads. It’s just so clean and so vintage-y that I always have to ask myself, “Why wasn’t I born this talented?” Her calligraphy skills always put me in awe and her feed is just so well-curated I wonder why Instagram hasn’t made her a suggested account yet!

I’m pretty sure you all would like to know about her already so I won’t be prolonging your agony!

  1. Hi Aina! Tell us a few things about yourself.
    • People used to have the impression that I am anti social and a bit aloof… That did hold true until I discovered that there are pen gluttons and paper hoarders like me. I’m a foreign exchange trader by day and a wishful calligrapher the rest of the hours. I’m lucky enough to have a husband who pretends to believe me that almost all my planners are from giveaways. Hah! 
  2. What made you decide to pursue creative planning?
    • It has been a derivative of planning, journaling and calligraphy – it was more of continuing this than pursuing. I needed the pen and ink therapy because work has always been stressful. 
  1. What are the benefits of it to you so far?
    • I found patience that I never thought I had. My wallet is slimmer and sexier. Creativity lets me express what I think and feel without worrying about what other people will say.
    1. Who are your #plannerspirations?
      • @thedailyroe and @plan2create
    1. How many planners/journals do you currently have? (If more than one, please specify what each planner/journal is for and explain how you manage to keep up with it.)
      • DO I HAVE TO ANSWER THIS?!?
        • Three (3) A5’s that are basically for planning and memory keeping. I have the option of bringing this everywhere I go or I just leave it at home.
        • Eight (8) personal/medium – I bring everyday, depending on the mood and the color I want 😂
        • Two (2) Midori Traveler’s Notebook – Weekly planning and weekly reflections and calligraphy
        • One (1) Hobonichi Techo – Where the journaling happens
    2. How would you define your style in designing your weekly spreads/planner/journal?
      • I have always been the type to use typeface designs, maps and all things vintage. I like muted colors and simple geometric designs. I try to go colorful once in a while, muted florals would work but both combined – I will have a heart attack.
    1. Top 3: What are your top 3 planner essentials?
      • My calligraphy pens and nibs, any planner with really good quality inserts and lastly, my washi tapes!!!
    2. Top 3: What are the top 3 items in your wishlist?
      • Hmmmm… Wishlist…
        • I have my eyes set on a Louis Vuitton Damier Azure in MM and GM. I just have to figure out how to have “won” these in a giveaway when I tell my husband.
        • I want to replace my wall of finance books to art and design books.
        • My own franchise of Hobby Lobby! Hah! 
    1. For you, what is planner peace? 
      • Planner peace is a state of mind. Hah. I kid. Planner peace is having a planner that matches the theme of what I am wearing. But kidding aside, planner peace is within the inserts of the planner itself. I multitask when I use my planner. There is watercolor calligraphy, pointed pen, and even brush pens. Smooth buttery paper beats any brand of planner for me.
    2. If there’s one planner stuff you can’t live without, what would it be?
      • Can it be two?! I guess you don’t have much of a choice because I’m still writing down 2!! Inserts or pages that are just oh so smooth and well laid out and my Pilot G-Tec in 0.4 in Black.
    Hope you had fun reading Aina’s answers. I had a good laugh while going through it! 😉 Stay tuned for next month’s TPJ Craftie Pick!
    Be social with Aina! Facebook / Instagram / Youtube 
    Disclaimer: Planner photos are not mine. They were submitted to me by Aina for posting purposes. I edited the banner image. 


    Freebie: Order Tracker

    June 21, 2016

    As almost all of us have hoarding problems, here’s a simple freebie I made for us having problems tracking our orders! I currently use the pocket version in my #PadmeTheSaffianoFilo and it really helped me in taking note of the orders I make.

    Let me know if you like it and give me ideas what you would want for the next freebie, yes? 😉

    Download links here:
    A5 Size
    A4 Size
    Personal
    Pocket

    Disclaimer: This freebie printable is for personal use only. Please do not sell it as I do not have the apt licenses for the objects in the printable.

    TPJ Shop Feature: Planning Rainbow PH

    June 1, 2016
    TPJ Shop Feature is a monthly blog series wherein I showcase random shops where you can buy stuff for your planner needs!

    Hi girls (and guys, if any lol)!!! I’m back with another installment to my TPJ Shop Feature series. For the month of June (sorry I totally skipped April and May because I was just too busy with work), I’m featuring the shop of a dear planner sister of mine, Planning Rainbow PH!
    Planning Rainbow PH is a shop which sells inserts for ring-bound planners (Pocket, Personal, and A5). The best thing about her inserts is that it’s in 115 gsm paper that is not only thick but is also very smooth! Take note, it’s also fountain pen friendly.
    She gave me these inserts for review and I totally loved them all. Sam knows I have a pocket planner and a personal planner, and that I use my pocket for financial related entries so she sent me these! 
    Expenses Pocket Insert

    An Expenses insert where I can jot down all the money I’ve spent. It’s an ongoing log and is really helpful for on the go logs so that I won’t forget it.

    Income and Savings Pocket Insert
    Next is an Income and Savings insert that I’ve already used last month (but won’t post here for privacy reasons). This helps me track my Income per month or per cut-off, depends entirely and my Savings in various accounts.

    Budget Pocket Insert
    I also love the Budget Insert layout and how convenient it is for me to track my budget vs. actual expenses. I used to do this in an excel sheet but I really love writing things down on paper more than encoding them.

    Bill Payment Pocket Insert
    This is one of my favorite pocket inserts. I tend to forget bill due dates so this insert really helped me a lot to keep track of the bills I need to pay.
    Order Tracker Pocket Insert
    Although I have my own order tracker, I still loved this order tracker pocket insert from Planning Rainbow PH because of its minimalist design. I would recommend this to most of the planner girls out there who seem to order nonstop from various shops so they can keep track of it! 

    To Do Pocket Insert
    I love listing the things I need to do so I can have a clearer view of how I’m supposed to go about with my day, week, or month. I use this insert for my on-the-go reminders that I need to accomplish, do, and/or revisit at the end of the day.
    I also love these inserts from her for my personal planner. Two types of Week on Two Pages (Wo2P) , one vertical and the other, horizontal. Although I got really used to horizontal Wo2P, I certainly loved the experience of using the vertical ones (scroll down ’til the end of this post to see what I’ve done with it :> ).

    Wo2P Vertical
    Wo2P Horizontal
    Closer view of Wo2P Horizontal

    Planning Rainbow PH also offers a Day on One Page spread which is really suitable for people who prefer to have a huge space for each day. Haven’t tried a layout like this before but I will be putting this to good use this month! The box can accommodate the small size of the LM Hyperdex stamp, in case you have any!

    Day on a Page

    I won’t be uploading the finance-related inserts because I’ve already filled them out with confidential stuff that I don’t really want the whole world to know LOL. I was able to use both the Wo2P already and tadaaa! Love, love, love how this came out!

    Planning Rainbow PH undated inserts price/set are as follows:

    • Pocket – P120
    • Personal – P220
    • A5 – P300
    One set is equivalent to 30 weeks worth of inserts for Wo2P and 15 weeks worth of inserts for Wo4P. For this month, Planning Rainbow PH is open for modifications on the existing layouts of spread that she has. And guess what, she’s also planning to venture on creating inserts for Mambi planners! Hooray to Mambi users who will get to experience her high-quality inserts!
    I’m pretty sure once I use up all my Webster’s Pages inserts included in the binder I purchased, I will be purchasing from Planning Rainbow for my planners next year!

    Planning Rainbow PH

    Want to be featured next? Feel free to send me an e-mail: iamthepaperjunkie@gmail.com and let’s talk about it! 🙂

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Planning Rainbow PH. All thoughts and opinion are mine.