Last Saturday I attended my first ever planner meet, the Planner Community Philippines (PCPH) Planner Party! It was the first organized planner event by the admins and founders of PCPH.
These wonderful ladies are Summer of Planners and Journals, Jujet of iamjujetscorner, Dandee of crafteedandee, and Chinky of lionachinky. They have worked very hard to organize this event and made it really successful! [I apologize for the photo quality, this was a shot of them introducing themselves at the start of the programme.]
The planner party was held in Lasting Impressions, a massive crafting and scrapbooking store masquerading as a nondescript house. The walls of the event room are surrounded with works such as these, very impressive 12×12 scrapbook pages.
Upon sitting down we were greeted with this tease, the PCPH Snag Bag that they have been releasing sneak peeks of! I could not wait to see what was inside!
But first there was the programme, as I said. One of the first features was a Plan With Me demonstration by Chinky. If you follow her on Instagram you would know just how cute her spreads are. What you wouldn’t know is how funny and chatty she is in person! I definitely enjoyed seeing her make a spread, and it again left me in awe that some people are just so creative!
Check out her final spread. She used a lot of the things in the Snag Bag such as the stickers to create this spread with the theme “Pastels”.
We had a short break where we were encouraged to try a selection of goodies prepared by Summer, who is actually a chef by profession! I was able to try out her savories, which were delicious! Along with snacks, we were also invited to try the puncher buffet, where we can borrow the PCPH girls’ collection of punchers. This was where I used the watercolored cardstock I prepared ahead of time! I really enjoyed playing with the punchers, and I am now trying to convince myself not to start another collection.
The guest speaker was up next, and guess who it is? If you guessed Cynthia of the incredible IG account lovecynthia, then you are correct! She shared her story of how she started with her art, her moving to France, and general chitchat. She is funny and very inspiring!
One of the highlights of the event was the planner stacking! With the help of a nice little shelf from Lasting Impressions, all the girls brought out their planners of all shapes and sizes to be included in this amazing photo. There is a good representation of the different types of planners; there are some Happy Planners, Filofaxes, Hobonichis, and traveler’s notebooks among others. It’s almost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this variety and amount of planners!
I brought my trusty (and now super fat) Clock Sewdori, which nestled quite comfortably in the middle of the top row.
And of course, what is an event without a group photo? I loved meeting these wonderful girls, and enjoyed the afternoon quite immensely!
I couldn’t wait to get home so I can check out the contents of the Snag Bag. Here they are in their complete glory! For a complete list of sponsors for the snag bag items, check out the very first photo of this post. I thought that this was quite worth the participation fee of Php1000!
Thanks so much again to the wonderful organizers of the PCPH Planner Party! I am definitely looking forward to the next planner meet!