Hobby: Creative Planning

According to Merriam Dictionary the meaning of Planning is “the act or process of making a plan to achieve or do something.”  Using a journal or jotting down your plans into your planner is one way to plan your activities but taking up to the next level is called Creative Planning. So what is Creative Planning? It is the way where you put an effort on your planner by having a personal touch like designs such as stickers and washi tapes. It is one of the most popular hobbies as of now because it gives a different feeling and accomplishment as you did a specific page on your planner. You can try different styles like black and white, fairy theme, unicorn ones, gold ones or anything you wanted that makes it a very nice hobby since a lot of shops have been offering a lot of themed stickers for you planners but if you preferred to do DIYs on your planner, it is still okay as long as you are using your planner. Remember the best planner is the one that is functional!

So how did I end up with this hobby? As what I had said on my post about the PCPH Meet-up, I got into Creative Planning  when I am searching some DIYs and stuffs on Instagram. I discovered washi tapes and then the Planner Community. I really enjoy this kind of hobby since it gives me a relaxation and break from my stressful 5th year College life. Seriously, it was stressing me out but just by having a hobby can make a difference. It will keep your mind into a different phase and stuffs for a moment.

So what are the basics of Creative Planning or what are the things that you needed when you are in this hobby?

First of, you need a planner and a pen. It is not important on what brand it is as long as you use it. There are actually different types of planner, a ring bound planner, disc types and hard bounds. For the size, it really depends on you. If you prefer on the go planners, you should use personal size ones or pocket ones but if you really like designing on bigger space, you need the A4 ones or large size planners.

Her are some of the sizes:


Then the design is actually up to you. You could write down first your plans on a paper so you could see whether you need to minimize or maximize your designs. You could use washi tapes, stamps, markers, themed stickers, ordinary stickers, card stocks or any material that you have. There is no restriction on your type of design since your the one who owns the planner! Do anything that you wanted and express yourself.

If you will ask me on how I feel in this kind of hobby, I will say that it is really addicting. You will always have a way on how you will design every week’s page on a different theme. Don’t worry if you haves seen others with beautiful designs ones. When I am skimming the pages on my planner and seeing my old IG post, it really made an improvement on how I design now. It takes time of course and passion to achieve the thing that you wanted. It is not important on how expensive the tools or the things to make it a great piece of work. You could do mix and match or try different kinds of styles. Of course you should not forget to have fun while doing this!


What’s my other story? As you know, I’ve been a fan of Anime and started collecting stuffed toys then I got into books. After some time, I started the hobby of Creative Planning this year 2016 of April. You can follow me on my Planner Instagram account ! My username is @crafty.yell.

What’s the planner that I am using? I am actually using an unbranded personal sized planner that I bought from Pandayan Bookshop for about Php 200  or $ 4 only. I just added the sticker on the front cover. (Recollections Bohemian Rub-on Stickers)


I am also using a passport size catdori from TheCatbx 

Catdori – @thecatbx,  Charm –  @craftedbyqkc



What’s my style? I don’t have specific style but I prefer pink ones and pastel ones. Though sometimes it depends on my mood!

All pictures below are examples of my style! See more on my IG account @crafty.yell.

Catdori from the @thecatbx


Stickers: @keenaprints @functionstickers @craftsdelight
Tassel: @ddecoartph
Gold Clip: @craftylaneph
Doily: @hazelheartcrafts

Mermaid Sticker –  @folklorephprints, Week Stickers – @functionstickers




Shops Tagged:

@keenaprints @functionstickers @craftsdelight @ddecoartph @craftedbyqkc 

@folklorephprints @hazelheartscrafts @thecatbx

My First Works: 


Drawn and Illustrated by me:

I also did some personal designs like this one. I did and draw this using Adobe Photoshop. I think, I’ll share this printable soon if you wanted it!


My latest one:

Using @keenaprints stickers!

It is not just planning what I enjoyed but also collecting washis and stamps! Here are some of my stuffs.

I got these from National Book Store! Clips – Php 129, Butterfly Stamp – Php 65, Secret Garden Stamp – Php 65, Rosie’s Acrylic Stamping Block – Php 175, Rosie’s Stamp Php 129


I got these fro Expressions for only Php 50 each!
My collection of washi tapes from various shops!

What does my working table look like?

It looks a little childish one for the one whose going to be a twenty year old lady but who cares? (laughs)


My most memorable experience with this hobby? The PCPH meet-up since it is my first event related to it. I’ve met a lot of people there and it was so much fun! Read my blog here about the event. Unluckily there was an event about Planners just this month, it is a grand meet! I am still sulking whenever I see post related to it. Sigh!


That’s all for now! Just remember to enjoy and have fun! It is important and of course make your planner functional!

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Event: PCPH Planner Party 2016

I am a girl who loves to do and create things. I do DIYs and any form that has something to do with creativity. YouTube and Pinterest has been my inspiration for having so many ideas and tutorials. Social media has affected our lives and for me, after joining Instagram, I actually discovered more ideas and communities that I had interest on. At first, I just posted DIY photos but after searching more related photos about it, I saw these decorative tapes which I found out to be called as washi tapes. After discovering these washi tapes, other other photos linked was the #planning and that is the story on how I discovered the Planner Community. I did a separate Instagram Account with the username @crafty.yell to post more photos related to the planner stuffs. I had joined several groups on Facebook and one of them is the Planner Community Philippines (PCPH). They actually held an event just last week of Saturday (September 17, 2016) and I was so lucky to be a part of their September Planner Party.

The event take place in the Proudcloud HQ in Economia Street, Bagumbayan Quezon City. A lot of planner pals and shops were gathered for the sake of Planning! The ambiance was too much too take because of all the planner goodies and people with the same passion about Planning is there. Isn’t it so much fun? They do giveaways, shared tips and host games for the attendees!

In one of the games, we are divided into groups (My group mates were Ate Dheth, Ate C.M, Ate Toni P. and Ate Toni V.) and we were told to do an impromptu planner spread with just the resources that we have. It was actually a bit of rush since we were only given just few minutes to do it. We had a lot of ideas on our head and ended up having a week spread inspired with Animals and Gold.


(c) Eraizza Bautista Reyes




For the Planning Tips Session, Ms. Eraizza gave some tips for designing our planner spreads. Some of what I remember are:

1. Try focusing on one or a specific theme like if it is mermaids, use some materials such as stickers, stamps or any other resources that have a touch of the theme.
2. You could picture the work you have done and by doing that you could see clearly the modifications you wanted to do such as adding or re-positioning stickers depending on what you wanted it to be.
3. You could use Foam Board when you are taking a picture and it is recommended to take pictures on sunlight around 7 or 8 AM in the morning since the lightning is a way more clearer and brighter during that time.
Here is the planner stack that we have.





(c) The Paper Junkie


Time for a group photo!


(c) Aileen Desipeda



Here are the goodies that I got from the #PCPHPlannerParty2016:
I actually got the Early Bird Prize so I got this sticker sheet and washi tape.



I also won on the Bring Me Game and got these decorative tape.



In the giveaways, I won these stamps and notepads.



We also got an exchange gift and here is what I got.



My sticker haul:



Goodies from Ate C.M and Ate Toni (Thank you!):



Last but not the least is the loot box we got! I enjoy and love everything that were included in it.

I don’t have the picture of the box since I already opened it on the bus terminal. (Sigh!) I am just too excited…



(c) Joan Garcia



I really enjoy my first planner party! I was a bit hesitant on attending since it was a little far from Bulacan but it will be a waste for not attending it so I save up some money for my transportation. It’s a great experience since it was my first ever commuting and riding experience on a bus alone just by myself! So hooray for that! I am looking forward for more gatherings like this one and I want to thank the organizers and sponsors who made this event possible. I also want to thank my group mates Ate Dheth, Ate C.M, Ate Toni P. and Ate Toni V.. It was really fun and unforgettable experience!


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My week spread using the goodies I got from the event:



Using the charm from the PCPH Party on my Catdori.