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 27th, 2017!

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The Papemelroti Future Raffle



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!

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Make Your Own Dream Board for the New Year!

by PATRICIA PATERNO




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!


FAITH, HOPE and LOVE!!!


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.

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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.


WHAT’S A JESSE TREE?
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)




HOW TO MAKE THE TREE:
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:


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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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DZRH Radio Interview

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Ms Patricia Paterno, our managing director was invited to talk about the business on DZRH this month.  Senator Bam Aquino and DJ Faith were the hosts of the program.

“All of us have gifts from God, find out that gift and use it.” – Patricia Paterno


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Patricia Paterno was joined by fellow guest Janina Herrera.  Aired on Ch129 Sky Cable.

Thank you very much for guesting us!

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Craft MNL: Road to Retail


It was a fun afternoon last November 19 with Papemelroti’s Patricia Paterno and Robert Alejandro as well as Common Room’s Roma Agsalud!  It even held a bonus mini creative journaling session conducted by Aireescreates!


The Road to Retail session at co.lab, Kapitolyo got the speakers to talk about their early beginnings in the handmade – retail scene. 




“Sharing about how my mom and dad, me and my siblings started the business in 1967. Amazing how a bunch of people with almost no business sense or capital were able to come up with a successful business that is still going strong after almost 50 years! Expect miracles and nothing is impossible with God as your partner!” – Patricia Paterno






After Patsy’s talk, her brother Robert started to draw for Craft MNL’s workshop.




Left to Right: PATRICIA PATERNO, ROMA AGSALUD,  MAAN AGSALUD and ROBERT ALEJANDRO



























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Bhutan Art and Travel with Robert Alejandro





Travel back to the south of Asia, where time stands still, and it’s still very much like the 17th century.  Come to a land oftentimes called the “Happiest Country in the World”.










Tucked away in the Himalayan Mountains is a treasure of a place.  It is sometimes dubbed as the “Switzerland of Asia” due in part by the breathtakingly majestic mountains and valleys.  On a clear day, you can even see Mount Everest from Dochula Pass.



DOCHULA PASS






Even if you’ve never planned to see this place.  See unforgettable Bhutan.












Bhutan only allows a limited number of tourists per year.  Be one of the lucky few!





Travel is one thing.  Capturing the scenery on a camera is the usual.  Why not take a different route?  

Take it all in at a slower pace.






Ever thought of how art and travel can be blended into one unforgettably awesome experience? 




Meet the sketching backpacker Robert Alejandro.  Award-wining graphic designer.  Art-is-Kool Host.  World traveler.  Backpacker.  Teacher.  Philanthropist.  



For the first time, Robert shares his life with us in the most unique way possible.  Travel with him and the team!  



ROBERT CHARMS WITH HIS ART ALL OVER THE WORLD


Robert says that drawing places is much better than taking a photograph.  The memory is more vivid and you’re not rushing around to the next stop.  It’s fully relishing the time you are spending there.  He doesn’t need the whole day to do his art there, but he captures the moment well.

Sometimes he gives portraits to unsuspecting people on the train.  Then, Robert gives them the portrait as a gift.  He has made a lot of people truly amazed and happily surprised!



Journey with Robert’s team for a week and explore your hidden creativity within. Discover the exotic delights of Bhutan and immerse yourself with the culture and people.



Come and join us for a one of a kind travel experience!

Learn travel illustration with Robert A. Alejandro in the most wonderful of settings: Bhutan.



April 13 to 20, 2017 

Thursday to Thursday


Reserve your slot today!



For inquiries, please email: bhutan.art.tour@gmail.com








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