Friday, January 13, 2017

Find the Fifty

Time has flown by so fast!  The business has been so blessed!  We are so happy to share with you that we are turning 50 this year!

From a small little gift shop on Tomas Morato, Quezon City, we now have 21 stores and counting!  The late Papemelroti's proprietress, Socorro Alejandro used to say that she never planned for the business to be as successful as it is now.  Indeed God has miraculously transformed the outlet for her hobbies into a thriving family corporation.

In commemoration of our Golden Year, we are having more and more giveaways for all of you out there!  We've already been holding contests for years now but we are going to step it up this year!  Isn't that exciting?!

This month we are giving away some of our newest, most sought after products. These are wonderful additions to your home or office spaces!

Let's see the prizes...

Prize(d) List:

Life was Made for Good Friends Small Deco Poster
Make Time to Explore Small Deco Poster
The World is Yours Mug
When in Doubt, Smile Zipper Pouch
If You Dream It Mousepad
The Secret to Getting Ahead Ring Keychain
Wander Bike Pendant
Make Today Notebook
Wooden Easel Stands

To win these prizes, all you need to do is look closely at the image below and count how many 50's there are.  Then share the contest link on any of your social media accounts.

We are accepting entries from all over the world!

This contest ends on January 31, 2017!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Presenting our 50th Anniversary Logo!

This year is certainly not like the rest!  Our 50th birthday is coming soon!

To be able to look back in an instant, to what this year was for us, we thought we would have a happy, fun-filled image!

The logo was designed by our resident master artist, Robert Alejandro.

Let's take a look!

Drum roll please....

What do a cat, owl, deer and a couple of birds have in common?  They're all on Papemelroti's 50th Anniversary logo!

The animals suddenly come out of a great big tree and they seem to be wide eyed with excitement!  

Papemelroti customers represent a varied mix of tastes and styles belonging to a distinguished brand of shopper.

The catty shopper likes the cutest, most whimsical products. The wise shopper is represented by the owl.  This type of shopper doesn't settle for less.  He or she is usually familiar with other shops and with the price of similar items.

The deer is the shopper who loves to find hidden treasures in our shops.  They decide fast and like to stay and browse before deciding which products are the best to buy!

They all come together at Papemelroti to shop or sometimes just to de-stress.

The great big tree at the center is the business.  Since it has grown steadily through the years, it provides livelihood to an ever increasing workforce of over a hundred.

It's obviously been a fruitful and exceedingly blessed business!  

We can only give thanks to God and to all of you for the support better in the years to come!

Thanksgiving Photo Album

Meet some of the people behind your favorite Papemelroti products!  They came out to last January 12th in full costume attire!

Traditionally, we have our company thanksgiving party on the 12th day of January as this is the late founder Socorro Alejandro's birthday.

Each branch of the company had their own squad theme, competing for the best squad costume award as well as a mannequin challenge clip!

Our favorite costumes were - our factory personnel's theme of Rice Farmers (pictured above)!  They look like the real deal don't they?

We couldn't resist showing you the live Petunia Dolls!  They are as cute as can be!

For reference, these are the Petunia Dolls found in our shops.

Can you guess what this group was dressing up as?


We are truly grateful for each individual working with us, striving to bring to you the best in Filipino artistry and design!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Amazing Grace Fund

We will let you in on a secret.   One of the Papemelroti artists is on a mission to help someone in need.

Grace is that someone.   Grace's friends are raising funds for a treatment that could save her life.  The cost is high but so are the hopes of those who know her and love her.

Read Grace's story below.

Papemelroti designer Robert Alejandro is one of the many people who are selling products online for Grace.



Pack some positive vibes and carry cuteness wherever you go :)

For only P180(plus shipping), get your very own Oreo canvas bag featuring art by Robert Alejandro. With its "walang kakupas-kupas" 

full sublimation print, this super useful expandable tote may also be that elusive, perfect Christmas gift you've been looking for all season.

To order, simply send a private message to Grace Leung or Ian Roxas with your shipping details.

Hurry! We only have a limited number of bags on hand.

All proceeds will go to the Amazing Grace Fund 2017


We are so very proud of Robert and we hope you will share this story to others!

To join the effort visit Amazing Grace Fund

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Papemelroti Future Raffle

---------- Congratulations Jade Herrera! ---------- 

"I have been an avid fan of Papemelroti for almost ten years. I just love how whimsical and environment friendly the products are that it has constantly became my go to place at the mall and when I'm relieving stress and looking for inspiration.

Imagine my overwhelmed surprise and joy when I found out I won the Papemelroti Future Raffle that I literally squealed with joy. Best Christmas gift ever! Can't wait to plan my year with their planner and write my poems on their notebooks." - Jade


Are you ready for the future?  Time oftentimes feels like it's flying by and we say, "Wow, it's the end of another year again!".  Before 2017 arrives, we want you to be prepared for what's ahead!  We are giving away products that will motivate you, inspire you and get you geared for success in the coming year!

This month's raffle is super easy to join!  Just fill up the Rafflecopter form and you're in!

Here's the prize pack!

The lucky winner will receive:

The Papemelroti 2017 Future Wall Calendar 
2017 All Life is an Experiment Anniversary Planner
Work Hard, Dream Big Deco Poster
Believe in Yourself Full Color Poster
Everything You Imagine 2017 Pocket Planner
Be Brave Half Pad
Things to Do Half Pad
Cityscape Zipper Pouch
The Struggle of Life Notebook
There is so Much to be Thankful for Notebook
Commit to the Lord Desk Magnet Board
Set of 3 WOW Noteclips

Raffle will be drawn on December 27, 2016 so join today!

This contest is open worldwide!

Make Your Own Dream Board for the New Year!


I’ve done Dream Boards before, but always in a separate notebook I looked at very seldom. Recently a friend said she put hers in her planner and I thought that was brilliant!
So I decided to do one for myself and share it with you.

I used our Anniversary planner, of course!  As there wasn’t a blank page, I covered the page I would least use with gesso. Then I painted over it with acrylic.

I was also considering just covering it with cardstock, or some nice plain paper.

Next, I had to think and pray what I would like to put in it. The thing about a Dream Board is you have to take it seriously! It’s like mapping out your year with God. As a matter of fact, some people do call it a Life Map.

Planning without God in mind is foolhardy. As it says in a favorite verse, Psalm 127:1,
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”

Unless the Lord builds our life, we labor in vain, and all our plans go to waste! When goals and plans are written down, they have power.

Take a tip from Bo Sanchez, who said, “Every morning, I read my life mission, my list of dreams, and my annual goals.”

When Bo was very young, he had a very detailed list of his goals and plans. He made a “Dream Board”. He wanted to build a home for the poorest of the poor. He imagined a large plot of land with many homes. He even saw a rice field, fishpond and coconut trees.

After several years, Anawim, a place specially for abandoned elderly people, is now a reality in Montalban, complete with the rice field, fishpond and coconut trees!

After thinking about what we want to happen for the year, we gather up materials we can use. Pens, markers, rubber stamps, washi tape, magazine clippings, glue, paint, stickers, etc.

When your goals and plans are written down, this is the first step towards fulfilling your dreams and plans for 2017.

In Mark 11:23 it says, “You will have what you say.” How much more if we have a visual record of what we want to happen!

Each one of us is unique and we will have a very unique dream board or life map. Whatever we create will be an expression of our uniqueness!

When you go through magazines, cut out words, phrases or pictures that resonate with you, that have meaning for you.

Consider your gifts, talents, strengths, and resources that you have available. What do you want to develop, to grow? Where do you want to bloom?

Arrange the pictures and words in a way that makes sense to you. Glue it on your page.
Don’t be so much a perfectionist that you get stuck. Have faith that God is helping you all the way.

I know that God has a dream and a plan for each of us. It is exciting to work with God to make that come true.

When I was making this, I was wondering why I put my goals about being more intentional with my relationships at the bottom of the page? Did I subconsciously consider my relationships of lesser importance than my art and what I hoped to accomplish? This disturbed me until I saw what God wanted me to see!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Papemelroti's owner and artist Patricia Paterno has been married for 21 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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Craft Session: Jesse Tree Printables Kit

The season of Advent is one of the most grace-filled and joyous times for us all.  We come together with our families and friends and are oftentimes busy with preparations and parties.  Our children often think of it as a time for presents and not the "presence" of Jesus, whose birth we are celebrating.

When we want to bring back the true meaning of Christmas, we don't have to think of something complicated.  The Jesse Tree is a project we can do with children and doesn't take up much of our time.

If you've never heard of a Jesse Tree, don't despair!  Help is on the way!  You've come to the right place!

The Jesse Tree originated in the middle ages as a means of preparing for Christmas.  It is essentially Jesus' family tree!

"A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit." from Isaiah 11:1 shows us the prophecy of Jesus' coming.  The tree stump represents all that has been left of King David's royal lineage - seemingly lifeless and insignificant.  Yet, Jesus comes forth and brings not just life but salvation, not just to Israel, but for the whole of mankind. 

The Jesse Tree's 24 ornaments symbolize the different Old and New Testament characters who are related to Jesus.  One doesn't put up all the ornaments all at once.  Each ornament is placed after reading a bible verse.

December 1
Read Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1-4
The Story of Creation
(Symbol: Sun)

December 2

Read Gen. 2:7-9, 18-24.
The Story of Adam and Eve
(Symbol: Adam and Eve)
December 3
Read Gen. 3:1-7 and 23-24.
The Story of the Fall of Man
(Symbol: Apple)
December 4
Read Gen. 3:1-7 and 23-24.
The Story of Noah
(Symbol: Noah's Ark)
December 5
Read Gen. 12:1-3
The Story of Abraham
(Symbol: Torch)

December 6
Read Gen. 22:1-14
The Story of Isaac
(Symbol: Ram)

December 7
Read Gen. 25:1-34; 28:10-15.
The Story of Jacob
(Symbol: Ladder)

December 8
Read Gen. 37:23-28; 45:3-15.
The Story of Joseph
(Symbol: Coat)

December 9
Read Exodus 2:1-10
The Story of Moses
(Symbol: Baby among the reeds)

December 10
Read 1 Sam. 3:1-18.
The Story of Samuel
(Symbol: Candle)

December 11
Read 1 Sam. 16:1-13
The Story of Jesse
(Symbol: Shepherd's Staff)

December 12
Read  1 Sam. 17:12-51.
The Story of David
(Symbol: Star of David)

December 13
Read  Kings 3:5-14, 16-28
The Story of Solomon
(Symbol: Scales of justice)

December 14
Read  Matt. 1:18-25
The Story of Joseph, the Father of Jesus
(Symbol: Hammer)

December 15
Read  Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38.
The Story of Mary, the Mother of Jesus
(Symbol: Crown of Stars)

December 16
Read  Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38.
The Story of John the Baptist
(Symbol: Shell)

December 17
Read  Sirach 24:2; Wisdom 8:1
Jesus is Wisdom
(Symbol: Book)

December 18
Read  Ex. 3:2; 20:1
Jesus is Lord
(Symbol: Stone Tablets)

December 19
Read  Isaiah 11:1-3
Jesus is the Flower of Jesse
(Symbol: Flower)

December 20

Read Isaiah 22:22.
Jesus is the Key of David
(Symbol: Key)

December 21
Read Psalm 19:6-7
Jesus is the Radiant Dawn
(Symbol: Sunrise)

December 22

Read Psalm 2:7-8; Ephesians 2:14-20
Jesus is King of the Gentiles
(Symbol: Crown)

December 23
Read  Isaiah 7:14; 33:22.
Jesus is Emmanuel
(Symbol: Host and Cup)

December 24
Read John 1:1-14.
Jesus is the Light of the World
(Symbol: Host and Cup)

Option A: Branches
Pick some fallen branches (don't saw these off from a tree!) and then use a big pot and some rocks or hardened cement to make it stand.

Once you've prepared your tree, print out the ornaments and cut out into circle.  Number the ornaments so you know which day of Advent you'll put it up.  Punch a hole in each ornament for some thread to hang up the ornament.
Option B: Wall Art
Get a piece of manila paper and draw a tree.  It doesn't have to be too realistic.  The important thing is to put drawings of branches were the ornaments will be pasted on (as if they were hanging).

Here are some samples of both options:



This one makes use of magnetic surface for the tree and ornaments on magnets.

Let us know if you liked this project and share what you've made with us in the comments section below.


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