Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Peace Prize Pack Raffle


*** Congratulations to Laura Torres for winning this contest! ***

Laura said, " I really don't expect that I will win. But yeah! I won. Thank you for giving me a chance to do what I really want to do. Thank you very much.💕"




Everyone knows that our world is hurting and it's something we can all strive for to piece it back together...

P E A C E

You'll win the ultimate PEACE PRIZE pack!  It's what the world needs now.
See what you can win!  You can start a new collection too!



There's something for everyone!  The crafty, girly, sporty and romantic!



See what you can win!  You can start a new collection too!



PEACE WOOD LETTERS
These letters can be attached to your door, on the wall, on a scrapbook or on a craft project.  They are in complemented pastel colors.  Made of recycled wood materials.



BEAD PEACE SYMBOL CHARM
Attach this to your bag and make a statement wherever you go!  Individually handcrafted with care.



PEACE DANGLING EARRINGS
Peace looks good on you!  It's got a gold and silver color bead on each to show there can be unity in diversity.  An everyday accessory for the all around gal.



PEACE METAL PENDANT
This simple yet timeless piece will be a sign of goodwill everywhere.



HEAL THE WORLD BUTTON PIN
This is a super cute thing to wear or put on your cap or bag!  It comes with a prayer for peace in the world!



PEACE CHARM PENDANT
This is a beautiful charm that you can use for jewelry or as a zipper pull or with your latest craft project!  Individually handcrafted with care.



PEACE WOOD MAGNET
Remind everyone in your home about peace with this magnet.  In a cool, light green color.  Made of recycled wood materials.




PEACE BAG TASSEL CHARM
Bring peace with you and attach this to your accessories.  In a stylish color combination.  Intricately assembled with care.



PEACE BRACELET
Metal peace jewelry has a leather cord and has been individually handcrafted with care.  A timeless classic.






Here are the wonderful prizes!


Small Letters Spell P-E-A-C-E
Bead Peace Symbol Charm
Peace Dangling Earrings
Peace Dove Pendant
Heal the World Button Pin
Peace Charm Pendant
Peace Wood Magnet
Peace Bag Tassel Charm
Peace Bracelet


HOW TO JOIN:

We want everyone to think about PEACE and make a buzz online.

All you need to do to join is to post about peace on your blog, instagram, twitter... the more posts, the more you get the chance to win!

PLEASE ENSURE:
1. It must be written after Dec. 1, 2015
2. Post should be about peace in our world.
3. It must be longer than 1 sentence :)
4. On the page or post, it must have a link to www.papemelroti.com
That's it!


To send your entries, just use the Rafflecopter Form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends on December 29, 2015 so let's get typin'!


Winners from the Philippines can have the prize mailed to them or picked up at one of our gift shops.  If you are not in the Philippines, you can still join but you'll have to pay for the shipping charges.

We will be contacting the winner via e-mail and will announce it also in our
next e-Newsletter so watch out for that.

*Winners must reply within 3 business days or we will sadly have to pick another winner.

ATD Fourth World Philippines' Christmas Workshop

We really appreciate the work ATD is doing for underprivileged communities!

"ATD is a nonprofit organization which aims towards the eradication of chronic poverty through a human-rights based approach. It works in partnership with communities across the world to end the exclusion and injustice of persistent poverty, and focuses on learning from and supporting families living in poverty, through grass-roots presence and involvement in disadvantaged communities." (Wikipedia)

They recently had a yuletide decor and card-making workshop with the ATD communities and friends.  Sana Sta Ana shared with us her photos with captions on what ATD has been up to.


Our facilitators Ate Susan Regalado and Beth Jonson teaching the participants to sew the Christmas lanterns.


Kuya Robert Alejandro teaching how to make Christmas cards using paper cuts.


Decorating the angels


using acrylic paint



Kuya Robert prepared angel pop-up templates.


Every one eager to learn from Kuya Robert.


different designs, techniques and styles




Sewing a piece of cloth for the Christmas lanterns.


The participants of the workshop will be sending these to their loved ones as their Christmas greetings.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Painting the Papemelroti Glorietta Mural




We wanted a "breathing space" at the new stores, and that is the reason for the sign /mural behind the counter at new Papemelroti stores.




We begin with "the givens". In our Glorietta branch, we have an unusually large area (2 walls actually) behind the counter. Robert decides that one wall will have mural that incorporates some box shelves and the other wall will have the Papemelroti logo / brand.



At this point, Robert "visualizes" what he would like to see when the mural / walls are finished. It helps to look at the walls at a distance and most specially from the view of the customers in the store. Robert arranges the box shelves according to the mural he visualizes. Robert has decided he will have a big tree with box shelves with it's branches.



Robert starts painting the big tree - he remembers the big acacia trees in UP Diliman.





On the other wall (where the Papemelroti logo / brand is), Robert wanted it quite sparse and "airy". Robert decides to put two box shelves - one incorporating a tree and the other is like a mini table.





It has become a bit of a "tradition" that our store murals will feature Oreo the cat - he is the CEO of Papemelroti. Robert will have Oreo use one of the box shelves as his little table.




Robert paints Oreo (he looks at Oreo's Facebook pictures to help him out). Does Robert use a pencil before painting? He has done this quite often and he doesn't feel the need to! 




Robert uses acrylic paint to create the mural. He has also decided to make the mural with shades of black, white and gray - this is so that the mural doesn't get "too busy" with colors. Robert wants the products of the store to shine, rather than the mural he is making.





The next part is painting the leaves. This is the part Robert doesn't enjoy too much - it's a lot of leaves and it's tedious. Without the leaves, the tree looks spooky.




And this is the part Robert enjoys most - painting in the details. Robert paints in an owl peeking through his home in the tree and there are two birds on the branches saying hello to the owl. Robert is a birdwatcher and he enjoys drawing birds.





Robert adds buntings and he paints them like there is a cool breeze making the buntings flap.



Finally, Robert fixes the products on the box shelves. It took a whole afternoon to finish the mural. What do you think?



More on Robert Alejandro

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pretty Free Planner Stickers

If you're like me, you're still relying on your trusty paper planners and datebooks for reminders instead of using the apps on cellphones and computers.

There's something to be said about the feel of paper between your fingers.  Events tend to pile up if not for blocked spaces in time.  For me, if I see it on there, it's almost always impossible to forget.  I know of some who even doodle on their datebooks and paste bus tickets and leaves just to bring back the sights and senses of happy memories.



I made something for the creative planners you dream of this 2016!

Free for you to enjoy!

Just download and save these images and print on sticker paper over and over until you have enough.  Easy peasey. 








*For Personal use only.  Commercial purposes are not allowed.

Please feel free to share this freebie with your friends!

I hope you have a very blessed 2016!  It's truly going to be a special year for sure!  May all your dreams come true!





CHRISTINA (TINA) ALEJANDROhttp://calej.blogspot.comThe youngest in the family, Tina started "working" with papemelroti when she was 7 years old. At that time, she was already gift wrapping for customers, using the floor as her table because the counter was too high for her to reach.
Today, she makes designs for a wide range of products, making illustrations for the stationery line, small book series and home decor. She also loves to create her own fonts, does original poetry and music.  Tina is in charge of the company's e-Business and also designs the papemelroti seasonal displays. 


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ways to Use Meow Mail

 



Papemelroti now has Kitty Meow Mail Postcards!  They are so purr-etty!  They are quite large so you can put your life story on it (well maybe not quite but a large portion of your life can fit in there).  It's made of 100% unbleached recycled paper so you don't have to worry about your carbon footprint either!


So okay you know that it's for writing to loved ones all around the world but did you know that this can be used for a lot of other stuff?




Wear it as a mask!  Just punch a hole in the eyes so you can see and 2 small holes at the sides so you can put a piece of ribbon or rubber band and tie around your head or sling around your ears.




See even Victorian ladies thought that was a good idea?




Make a meow-bile ahem ahem... mobile!  This one will have major impact since it's going to cover a lot of room on your wall or just hanging from the ceiling!  Fur-tabulous for sure!




Your walls don't have to be so empty!  Paste the kitty head and then make it an art project for a Meow-ral (mural) to Remember!





Pin the bowtie on that kitty is a nice spin on an old favorite party game!




Make a Pop-up Kitty Card!  And make your friends purr with delight!





Decorate your furbaby's corner with any one of our Meow Mail!





Decorate a plain gift box with Meow Mail!





Hang them on string for a Fur-tastic and all-occasion bunting!





For those of you selling clothes at bazaars this season, put Meow Mail on the head portion to catch the buyers' eye!





Make visitors feel more welcome with a kawaii kitty!  Tape onto your door and make a bubble with some welcoming words!





Decorate your clear or painted laptop case with a kitty!  Paste on using a thin layer of white glue and then to protect it, put several thin layers of white glue over the whole surface.


Can you think of more ways to use our Meow Mail?



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