Thursday, January 22, 2015

Box of Blessings Giveaway



We're giving away some goodies this month and it's so easy to win!


The "Box of Blessings" has matching items!  The Shell Woodcut design covered box holds all the items up for grabs!  The Shell Woodcut geometric design is care of young Papemelroti artist Jarfilledhead.  She studied rare shells and made their organic shapes and markings into well-loved patterns!

Here's the roundup of each item (one by one)! 


The box contains the Bag Holder with inspirational words, "Blessed is he who trusts in you".  The sealed in design is an original Papemelroti design with photography and graphic elements by artist Calej. This product is water resistant too!


The Aaron Blessing Rainbow Cross is a colorful addition to any wall.  Also designed by artist Calej.  Individually handcrafted with care.  It's made of recycled wood.

Lavender and pink napkin holders will liven up any dinner table.  It's got a blessing as well for all who eat heartily!  Made of recycled wood. Individually hand-painted. (sorry the napkin isn't included).


Blue Triangle Coin Purse.
Got some loose change lying about?  This item will gladly keep it in place.  It's got that unusual triangular shape and it actually opens up to be completely flat!  It's an ingenious coin purse for the ladies.


The box will also include an all time favorite - Recycled Paper Notebooks!  One is the Kraft Ring Journal with the provision to add pages and the other one is a Shell Woodcut notebook designed by artist Jarfilledhead.


Each of these are decorated with a hand-cut floral embellishment.  Each piece is lovingly pieced together by a local livelihood group.


See some of the prizes together!  How they look nicely with each other!


To top it all off, we're adding a 2015 Pocket Planner.  We are reprinting this at present 'cause it went out of stock so quickly!  It's that popular!  The design features a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote "Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day in the year"  Designed by artist Jarfilledhead.

So!  How to Win?

It's the start of the year!  You are all keeping (or discarding) your old 2014 calendars and bringing out your new 2015 calendar (right?).  We are looking for the OLDEST PAPEMELROTI WALL CALENDAR / POCKET PLANNER that you have!

(Sorry you threw it away now?)

Send a picture of it to us at

and we will post them all at our Facebook page.
The oldest oldest edition will win these BOX OF BLESSINGS!

Excited?  We are!

Please send us your OLDEST wall calendar!  There are usually 2 designs per year so any of these will do. (1 picture per design please).

Thanks for joining everyone and please do spread the word!

DONATE YOUR ART MATERIALS!


Do you have extra art materials that a young child can use for a school project?  This is a personal initiative to help scholars from Tahanan ng Panginoon Foundation to fulfill their school requirements.

I chatted with one Highschool scholar and she said that even if she studies hard in school, she has a fear of projects. She has enough for tuition but the budget for materials is really difficult to find. Projects make up for a good portion of their grades. 

Soooo if you have some art materials lying about (colorful paper, cartolina, crayons, glue, etc) and taking up space in your home, drop them off at any Papemelroti branch and put c/o Tina - TNP (Tahanan ng Panginoon). They will make some scholar students ecstatic!!!

For any questions, contact Tina at Papemelroti's main office.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Favorite Pope Francis Sayings

We were so excited to see Pope Francis Friday morning at the Quirino Avenue sidewalk on his way to MalacaƱang.  The people were waiting for hours and hours and yet they were joyfully anticipating his arrival.

And then there he was!  He was gone in an instant but he ignited a myriad of emotions such as delight, tears, joy and a feeling of being extremely blessed!

PHOTO CREDIT: Papemelroti

Would you believe he blew us not just a kiss but two kisses!


PHOTO CREDIT: Papemelroti 

There is just no doubt about it.  Pope Francis is one well-loved Pope!  We are no exception and we wish to share with you some of our fave sayings.






He has countless insightful words.  It's really hard to choose which one we like best!

You can have your fill with his encyclical Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith).

You can also save these images for your gadget background, to share or for any personal use.  No commercial use is allowed.

What is your favorite?

Artistory: A Book and Book Ends



See what our artists have been up to!






Patricia Paterno, "Patsy" as she is fondly called, a prolific painter and writer has inspired so many through her daily scripture reflections.  Some have expressed a renewal of their faith through her captivating creations.

One of her colored illustrations was featured in Lesley Riley's book, "Inspirational Illustrated Quotes" with art and words to motivate.

Her pieces are showcased at the annual Art at the Park and she sometimes even gives away prints to those who love her work.

Take a sneak peek at what her latest project is!  She and sister Peggy are regulars on the WOYWW (What's on Your Workday Wednesday) blog parties.

Patsy does Art Prints for Papemelroti.  See her Sunrise Reflections Series



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PHOTO CREDIT: Inquirer.net


Have you seen Robert's specialty tokens for Habitat for Humanity Philippines?

They used these designs to make merchandise for Habitat’s annual “Pamaskong Handog” campaign.  Read the full story here

Robert was also among many artists included at the exhibit ‘Book Ends’ last December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015 at Blanc Gallery.  "These artists deconstructed tomes, took pages apart, painted on them, and built sculptures on them to redefine what books mean to them." - Philippine Star, Jan. 3, 2015



Scenes from 2014


Sharing with you some scenes from 2014!

We thank God for our business and we are also so grateful to everyone who has supported us on our 48th year of business.   (We are so close to 50!)

May you be blessed always!

For freebies crafts art + more if you subscribe to our free Papemelroti monthly e-newsletter at http://goo.gl/jHGHOl

Papemelroti SM Fairview Branch is on the Move!


WE HAVE MOVED!!! 

Our SM Fairview branch is moving to a more spacious location!!! 

While we are spiffing it up for you, we have opened a temporary space at the lower ground floor beside Ricky Reyes across BDO almost directly below our old location. (Opened Jan. 21, 2015).   

It's not yet totally finished *it doesn't even have signage yet* but we are open for business already!!!

The new location (coming soon) won't be far from there too.

Here are some shots from the temporary space.





We will wait for you there!

We'll also let you in on a secret!  We have plans to open in more locations this year so watch out for that!

Friday, January 09, 2015

Scrap Crafting with Plastic


Here is a simple project that I've been doing for quite some time.  


All you need is a picture or words on paper,  scissors, clear tape, water, and a piece of hard plastic.  I usually save blister packs from toys or gadgets and cut it up for this project.

Put the tape over the words or picture.



Then you remove the paper by rubbing your wet finger over it.  The words or the picture will remain.


Then I cut out a shape from the blister pack and stuck the clear tape with the words on it.  


I punched a hole on it. 


I have a whole set to choose from.


This one is a picture.


I also have a lot of trinkets that I can dismantle and use for this project.


I tried making an earring.


This is a key chain.


But I really use this for making embellishments for my scrapbook.  The “eyes” of Mona Lisa are taped on to hard plastic.  You can also make embellishments for all sorts of other things as well- your planner, picture frames, boxes, notebooks, and anything else you can think of! 

Show us your pictures on Instagram and tag us if you use this project, and you may win a prize! 



Papemelroti's owner and artist Patricia Paterno has been married for 19 years to a man with a good heart. They have one son who is as funny as his dad. She has been working in the family business since she was 11. When she gets home from work, she stays in her craft room and makes collages, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, and thinks of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away. Visit her arts and crafts blog.

She wants to be passionate about God's passions so she also made a blog, Hebrews 13:3, about their service in the QC Jail.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Put Your Face on a Stamp!


Put your stamp of approval!  But don't just put any old mark, put your own semblance on it!

Just imagine yourself (or your loved one) on a rubber stamp!  It's the perfect gift!

These stamps are specially illustrated by well loved artist Robert A. Alejandro.








We asked Robert how this business started.

It was born out of a challenge!  He happened to attend an event about business and financial management and they were tasked to reach a certain goal in a limited amount of time. He thought about how he enjoyed making gifts for friends by drawing them and making them into rubber stamps.

So far, Robert's fave stamp is of a furry four-legged subject - justice the Dog!


INTRODUCTORY PRICE:  Php1,450 / $32.50 each







HOW TO ORDER: 

Email the following information and JPG file (who you would want to appear on the rubber stamp (send the name ONLY IF you the name to appear on the stamp). 

Please fill this up:

Name________
Mailing address_______
Zip code_______
Mobile / telephone________

Would you like a name to appear on the stamp?
Yes_______ No_______

If yes, what name should appear on the rubber stamp? _______




Email all this to:





Robert reserves the right to personally pick who he would like to illustrate and turn into a rubber stamp (NOT everyone will be picked).  

You will receive an email response / message on the next steps if you are picked.

The stamp will then be mailed to you in 2-3 weeks not counting holidays!  Shipped worldwide!





ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Robert Alejandro is a well traveled graphic designer who has created anything and everything from coffee table books to amusement centers and shopping malls.  If he isn't in his curio filled workshop, he is traipsing all over the world.   He is known to give portraits away to unsuspecting strangers on the train, park or restaurants!   He loves working with street children and has, for many years, been supporting ATD, a global non-profit group aiming to eradicate poverty.  More on his life and work at www.raadesign.com 

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