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TPJ Reviews: FILED Keepsake Planner

November 7, 2016
We’re nearing the end of 2017 and that means scouring for new planners, right? Well, let’s save you some time! If you’re looking for a change in planning style and want to write more this coming year, then I believe that the FILED! Keepsake Planner is for you!
I pre-ordered mine last September 30 and got it last month, October 26 (two days after my birthday, hooray!) and I was really controlling myself whether or not to open it up (I actually opened it up the next day because I was too tired when I got home that day). Let’s go ahead and discover what it has to offer, shall we?

Keepsake Planner Sleeve

This was what made me really decide to pre-order the Keepsake planner: limited edition planner sleeve! It’s made of crosshatched leatherette with golden corner clips, gold foil stamping, interior sleeves, and a pen loop. I love that it comes in the shade of my favorite color plus all that gold makes me want to admire it more! I’m not quite sure if they will still be making more of this but as of writing, it isn’t available when you order through their website anymore.

Planner

I really love the dainty back-to-back cover so I wanted to show both sides of it. The Keepsake Planner is an undated, journal-type planner so you can use it anytime of the year. You can even start using it once you buy it but I prefer to use it for next year. It’s perfect for journal lovers like me and those who prefer to write their thoughts instead of just jotting down to-do lists.

Custom Name

I have a huuuge thing for personalized stuff. I’m so glad there was an option for the planner to have my name on it so I said yes. If you order online, you can also have your planners customized with your name by @oatsdiy for an additional P100.

Year at a glance

Three calendars can be seen: 2017, 2018, and 2019, and also the Dates or Holidays to remember for the next year. I find this really helpful in planning out vacations and the rest of the year. You can also plan ahead for the next two years, just in case.

Bucket List

This year’s half of the bucket list was filled out by Filed with suggestions for what to include in your list. Don’t like the other suggestions? You can cover it correction tape and write over it instead. But me? I’m going to just let it be and be game for the challenge! I would definitely want to tick off “Travel solo” this 2017!

Monthly Inspirational Artworks

I only took four out of the twelve monthly inspirational artworks illustrated by Drew Europeo of @calligrafikas so as not to spoil everyone and just see the rest for yourself. My favorite page is the first quote because it really encapsulates what I want to do when 2017 comes, “Let go of regrets and start over.”

Spacious monthly spread

Plans or doodles? Whatever you want, you can do it with this spacious monthly spread! I love that each box is wide enough for possible dates to remember or if you just want to doodle each day.

Spacious dotted weekly spread

I’ve said this in our Bullet Journaling (BuJo) group once and I’ll say it again here: these dotted weekly pages are really perfect for BuJo! So if anyone of you would like to try out BuJo this 2017 and still can’t seem to find the “perfect notebook” yet, well I suggest you buy the Keepsake planner if you’re not the type of person who wants to design a different spread for each week. 

Monthly “I’m currently” page

I’ve seen this trend in a lot of blogs both locally and globally, except their posts were on a weekly basis but for the Keepsake planner, it gives you the chance to get a hold of what’s currently happening in your month. This is a good activity to keep your mind productive instead of wasting away time aimlessly scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (even I am guilty of that lol).

Year-end Review

This is something I really do every end of the year so I’m glad the Keepsake planner has this feature. It gives you the chance to evaluate what happened the entire year. Did you meet your goals? Did you accomplish all the things in your bucket list? What did you realize for this year? Any lessons learned? You know, that sort of thing. I really love picking my mind and writing down all those lessons learned and realizations I can carry with me for the next year.

Year-end best moments and 2018 year map

Print out the photos of your best moments or if you’re really artsy, you can draw it! Immortalize 2017’s best moments, write down captions, and think of a perfect quote to sum up your whole year! This would be a really nice thing to look back to in the coming years.
Feeling more than motivated? You can even start mapping out the next year! Jot down some important things, major events, or even small monthly goals you would like to accomplish for the next year!

Well there you have it! I’ve decided that this planner will be a documentation of some sort as I attempt to do daily “artsy” journaling. I must say that I’m really happy about this planner. By its features alone, I’m pretty sure it will play a major role in achieving my own #GoldenGoal (goals, even!) for the next year! Oh, and btw, I recorded a quick overview of the Keepsake planner. Enjoy!

A video posted by Rej The Paper Junkie 🇵🇭 (@thepaperjunkie) on

The FILED! Keepsake is currently available on their website for online orders and Fully Booked! It’s worth P545 both online and in bookstores. 

Filed

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I pre-ordered the FILED! Keepsake Planner last month. All thoughts and opinion are completely mine.

[GIVEAWAY] #ThePaperJunkieGivesBack!

July 25, 2016
Hello hello hello!!! (Okay that was such a hyper hello!) I am so excited to write about this as this has been something I’ve been brewing for almost a month just to give a proper “giving back” giveaway to everyone!
As you might have all known, I’ve only started getting serious in the planning and journaling community since this year started. And I have no words as to how loving and welcoming the Philippine planner and journaling community has been to me. Throughout the past seven months, I have learned a lot, acquired a lot of planners and journals, discovered tips and tricks to better planning, and (this is the best part) MET THE MOST AWESOME BUNCH OF PLANNER SISTERS (woohoo I love you PGFTE sisters!!!) Well, isn’t that reason enough to celebrate? So…

I am holding my first giveaway for The Paper Junkie ever!!!

I made a point to include the shops of my PGFTE (well, if you still don’t know it, PGFTE stands for Planner Girls from the East) sisters and some of my trusted shops that were generous enough to giveaway a few stuff from their shops!

So… what will the winner take home?

  • One (1) Silver Notedori from Noted Journal PH – I have my own Notedori and all I can say is that IT. IS. THE. BOMB!!! I brought it with me when I went to Turkey and Bicol and I treat it as a travel journal! Review of Notedori here.
  • One (1) Planner Kit from Paponei’s Gifts – You’ve prolly read my planner kit reviews from Paponei’s Gifts and have seen it on my Instagram and here on the blog. I have become a regular of their planner kit and I must say that each kit is well thought of and well-prepared. Always worth the wait!
  • One (1) Webster’s Pages Color Crush Planner Binder from krafty + kaeratana – Krafty and Kaeratana is one of the kindest and most generous shops I’ve ever dealt with in the Philippine Planner Community. They sent in a Color Crush binder which is I think perfect for both beginners and planner girls who have been involved with planners long enough.
  • One (1) box of shaker clips handmade with love by Crafthappie by Vanj – I can’t think of words to describe how beautiful Vanj’s shaker clips are. I have witnessed her first hand create paper clips and all I can say is that she really creates crafts happily and she is overflowing with creativity. I still envy whoever will win this giveaway!
  • Washi tapes, bookmarks, and stickynotes from @hazelheartscrafts – My good friend Hazel sent in additional stuff for the winner to help you design your spreads!
  • Sticker sheets from Now Geek Out – Don’t let the shop’s name fool you into thinking all Now Geek Out’s stickers are just for geeks! You’ll be surprised to see how dainty the sticker sheets are! 
  • Sticker sheets from Paper Joy PH – My my my! My planner is already a “suki” of Paper Joy PH stickers! I can attest to the quality their stickers have and how much passion they put into each design and each set or sheet!
  • Personal WO2P (Week on 2 pages) inserts from Planning Rainbow PH – I super duper love Planning Rainbow PH’s inserts! They’re so smooth and also fountain pen friendly. Review of their shop and products here.
  • A set of 10 Dong-A Hexaplus Fineliners from yours truly – This has been my go to coloured pens ever since I started doodling stuff on my planners and notebooks, around 2012. It may seem cheaper than most leading pens preferred by planner girls but I love it still!

Sounds super fun!!! How can I join?

Mechanics:
  1. Follow all the Instagram accounts of our generous sponsors: @notedjournalph, @paponeisgifts, @kaeratana, @crafthappiebyvanj, @hazelheartscrafts, @nowgeekout, @paperjoyph, @planningrainbowph, and last but not the least, @thepaperjunkie. 
  2. Repost the photo above on Instagram with the hashtag #thepaperjunkiegivesback. You can post up to 3x a day. No need to tag me or the other shops.
  3. Like The Paper Junkie on Facebook.
  4. Tag as many friends as you can on the original Instagram post. No limits!
  5. BONUS!!! (For additional points. This is optional.) Leave a comment on this post and tell me what’s your favorite planner!
Rules:
  • For Philippine residents only.
  • Account must be public to verify eligibility.
  • No giveaway only accounts.
  • Please do not follow then unfollow after the winner has been announced. Unfollowers will be banned from joining future giveaways.
  • Giveaway ends on August 26, 11:59 PM.
  • Winner will be randomly chosen and announced between August 27 and August 30!

TPJ Reviews: Paponei’s Gifts February Kit

February 21, 2016
Hello planner junkies! This is my second Paponei’s Gifts planner kit and I’m really excited to share it with you!
First things first, I have to say this out loud: I hated pink before. Now don’t judge me if it’s your favorite color, but it just didn’t work out for me. Upon joining all the planner groups and browsing Pinterest, a few blogs, and Youtube for planner DIYs, tutorials, how tos, and others, I have learned to not hate it but appreciate it instead. BUt it still didn’t really encourage me to buy pink stuff for my planner. But guess what? Paponei’s Gifts February Kit really proved to me that it is indeed pleasing to the eyes (no, I still don’t love it lol, green’s still my fave color).
Now that I’ve written that out in the open, let me show you what was included in the February Kit with the theme Posh Love! Upon opening the box that came in, this was what said hello to me! A box full of love. <3
Curious to know what were included?
I had to take them all out and I was so excited to see them because I felt that my P640 was really, as they say here in the Philippines, sulit! (I’m sorry but that Filofax Saffiano in Gold is not included in the kit. LOL.)


Breaking them all down so that you can see where I use and how I used these Posh Love stuff!
1 Pen Pouch
On the day I took the photo above, I used it as a storage for my colored pens. But recently, I’ve been using it as an on the go storage for my ink pads and acrylic blocks. I love that it’s a bit soft but enough to keep them all safe in my bag.
1 Planner Tassel
My Padme is looking so sleek with this planner tassel! I love that it complements the color of my Filofax Saffiano. It adds a chiq look although I’m not really a girly-girl.
2 Washi Tapes + a freebie!
I love the handwritten black one as much as I love the pink one, too! I’m really loving washi tapes more and more and I’m thankful this kit added three more to my growing collection.
2 Bow Clips and 3 Hearts Wooden Clips
I used the bow clips in the pockets of my planner while the wooden clips in my Instax film thread in my room. I’ve been meaning to buy more wooden clips but since I’ve been paying attention to building and growing my planner stuff collection, I keep on forgetting!
1 Mug Polka Memo
I brought this in the office for note taking purposes on the projects and tasks I work on. It’s nice to write on something not boring because it uplifts your mood and makes you more motivated to work.
1 Happy Day Hearts Pen and 1 Pink Crown Pen in Black
I love adding more pens to my collection so these two pens are really appreciated. I actually used ’em both for the week where I used most of the things from this month’s kit. 
1 Checklist Memo
I also brought this in the office for days usually when we have a lot of meetings and to help me keep track of the things I need to do for the day. I also gave a few pages to my office seatmate as I know that his schedule is pretty hectic (yeah, he doesn’t mind the pink in the memo pad!).
Hearts Point Marker
I was able to use this point marker only once for the weekly spread but I deem it’ll be abused in the months (and probably years) to come. I actually hoard this stuff, too!
1 Dashboard and 2 Note Cards
I used this dashboard for the week of February 6 – February 14. I chose to keep it simple though and didn’t add any other embellishments. As for the note cards, I’m keeping them safe for future use!
4 Masking Sticker Sheets
1 Envelope and 1 Notes Memo Pad

I used one of the masking sticker sheets in my weekly spread and kept the rest of it including the envelope for designing DIYs or others in the next few weeks. My Notes memo pad are most definitely abused in the office!

1 Tab Stickers and 1 Ephemera Stickers
I haven’t touched my tab stickers yet but I’m planning to use them in fully setting up my Padme but I haven’t really figured out how though. My Ephemera stickers suffered a totally opposite fate though. I basically abused it and only a few remained in the sheet!
Here’s how I set-up my week using the kit:
As usual, I’m stoked for the March Kit! Here are a few sneak peeks grabbed from their Instagram Page!

Got to get my hands on these succulents!!! Comment down if you also ordered the Paponei’s February Kit. I would love to see how you used it!

Prices:
1 month – P640
3 months – P1800
6 months – P3550 + 1 free
12 months – P7000 + 2 free
Paponei’s Gifts
Disclaimer: I wasn’t compensated to write this post. I purchased from them and this post reflects my personal opinion and views about this kit.

TPJ Reviews: Paponei’s Gifts January Kit #NauticalKit

January 27, 2016
It was my first time to register to a planner kit and I can’t be happier because of what Paponei’s Gifts offered for this month!
I got this January Nautical Kit from them and I got really giddy when I opened it. I loved that it had a lot of useful things not only for my planner, but for other general things as well. I saw the sneak peek photos and the actual teaser of the kit but it just couldn’t compare to having them all in front of me.
So what’s inside the January Kit?

This cute stickers! I honestly wanted more but it was more than enough to design one weekly spread. I still have a few of the stickers and I’m going to use them again in another month probably.

1 sticker set
I used the dashboard from them already and I loved that it matches the color of my planner. I slid in the bookmarks and the tassel to beautify my planner furtherly. The kit also came with this cute magnet I have yet to use somewhere in my room!
1 handmade tassel 1 dashboard card
I’m saving up this greeting card for a special occasion in the near future. I don’t want to let it go to waste so I’m keeping it.
1 Greeting Card
I used the other one in the middle of my planner, the other one I gave out to one of the winners of my giveaway in my main blog and she also liked it a lot! Aside from being a paper junkie, I remember owning a LOOOT of bookmarks back in grade school and high school even if I didn’t really use them all to serve a bookmark’s purpose.
7 pieces bookmarks
I already have my own planners and so I was wondering what I could do with this mini planner. I don’t want to let it go to waste so it became my “first draft planner”. Whatever was supposed to happen in the next days, I jot it down here first before transferring it to my Phasma (Webster’s Pages Color Crush Planner – Personal). Makes my personal planner cleaner.
1 mini planner
I practically used all of them when I got them. I inserted a few already to the pages that I’m constantly writing on my planner. At least I won’t be having a hard time flipping through my customized inserts just to reach the page they are on.
1 bottle of paper clips (around 15 pieces)
I used one of the wooden charms as a bling inside my planner. I inserted a paper clip into the hole and placed it in the middle, just to mark my current week. The eraser, however, I still don’t want to use! Haha.
1 anchor eraser and 4 wooden charms
Since I’m already using my Padme (Filofax Saffianno Gold – Pocket) as my wallet with all my cards there, I’m going to use this as an album for my Instax photos. I love the design of this so there’s no way I’m giving it away! 
1 card holder
The anchor plus I have sits beside my other Star Wars plushies at home. It actually looks like the Rebel Alliance logo and I love that it does.
1 anchor plush
The kit came in with one mini notebook while the other one was a freebie from Paponei’s Gifts (so generous of them). I’m using the blue one as a brain dump of my ideas for my main blog. Once I consume all the pages of it, then I’ll be using the next one for the same purpose.
1 mini notebook
Last but not the least, this cute red pen! I already used it last weekend to jot down things I still needed for my Padme and Phasma. The Filofax pocket inserts are not incuded in the kit, btw! 

1 pen
So how did I use these lovely stuff from the planner kit? Voila. My last week of January spread before the pen!
I got this kit for P590 for January. The price of a monthly kit is now at P640 (BUT MADE EVEN BETTER!!!), P1800 for 3 months, P3550 for 6 months +1 free, P7000 for 12 months + 2 free! Transactions with them are fast and they always reply immediately so no problem about having your questions answered.
So if you’re interested to get the February Kit (well I know I am), you can head on over to their Instagram account and viber them to order! Here’s the teaser of the February kit:
Photo grabbed from Paponei’s Facebook Page
That’s it! I’ll be posting next month about the above kit!!!


Paponei’s Gifts

Disclaimer: I wasn’t compensated to write this post. I purchased from them and this post reflects my personal opinion and views about their kit.