Artistory: Here are There with Robert Alejandro

He is otherwise known as the Sketching Backpacker, as he travels the remote corners of the world disdaining the camera in favor of inks and colors.




He is also know as “Kuya” Robert”(Kuya means Big Brother) as he used to host the popular children’s TV show “Art Is-kool”.

He is also known as a multi-awarded, multi-talented as well as “multi-loved” sort of guy.  His social media posts wow thousands daily.  He has designed everything from books to furniture to malls and amusement parks.  He can design practically anything.

It is no wonder then that he was picked to be this year’s University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts 24th Graduation commencement speaker.

April 26, 2014

We’re so proud of you Robert!


In the tradition of the University of the Philippines, he was wearing his “Sablay” instead of the caps and togas.  It features characters from the country’s indigenous alphabet “Baybayin”.  To know more about the Sablay, click here.

This week, his work was graced US President Obama’s dinner.



If you want to meet Robert, you will need to have your child in tow.

He is holding a workshop for Moveable Feast but the slots are limited.



Robert’s work is available at Papemelroti gift shops and online here.

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Free Summer Sticker Scrapbook Set!

“He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair…” Isaiah 61:3

It’s the Easter season, a time of great rejoicing!  Let’s be festive and celebrate for we have a lot to be grateful for!  We are greatly loved by God and He has given us life to the full!  See His promises for us who believe here.

Let’s get on with the freebie!

A lot of us are having vacations, traveling and enjoying the summer sun so we decided to give you an Easter gift you can enjoy during this season!

This is a fun, bright design you can use for your scrapbook.  Print it out on Sticker Paper so it’s easier to decorate your pictures with.  Cut the different shapes and print as many times as you want!

*** FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
Commercial purposes are not allowed.

TO USE:
1. Click on the image above and it will lead you to the larger image for downloading.

2. Right click on it to download and choose “Save as”.

3. Print on Letter size sticker paper.

It would be much better if you can make the scrapbook with your family so you can reminisce over all your adventures while you’re putting it together.  Make it a picture party!  Make it a another memorable day of summer!

We apologize for our readers who are in other parts of the world (where it is Spring instead of Summer).  Just think… you’re getting a headstart!  Hope you found that amusing 🙂

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7 Ways to Use our NEW!!! Summer Garden Wrapper

We’ve got a new gift wrapper out this summer for you!
Do you like it?
It’s got a colorful, festive feel and it comes out just in time for the Easter Season!  It’s designed by Papemelroti artist Calej
We love the saying, “Life began in a Garden”.
Fittingly, this wrapper is called the Garden Wrapper.
You’ll see a bird and a butterfly!  The bird signifies our freedom from sin and death won by Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer!  We now have the freedom to be the best we can be and to be the people God has made us to be!  
The butterfly is a symbol for new life in Christ!
Wrapping paper ISN’T just for wrapping gifts!  You can use it for a whole lot of purposes!  Read on…

Way #1. Use the pretty wrapper to line your drawers!  Keep the dust away and add a delightful scenery surprise every time you open your desk drawer!
Way #2. Cut out the different design elements on the paper and paste onto your scrapbook pages to decorate the pictures.  You can make a border around a picture like this —
Way #3. For a change, take out the old design and put this design to your drinking tumbler!

Way #4.  Cut a piece of the paper into 8 x 5 inches and set aside.  Cut a 8 x 5 inches cardboard piece.  Lightly glue the two pieces together.  Fold in the middle.  Write your greeting inside!
Way #5. To make the Stringtie Notebook, just cut a piece of the Garden Paper into 4 x 5 inches and set aside.  Cut a piece of cardboard or Illustration Board into 4 x 5 inches.  Lightly glue the 2 pieces together.  This will be the front cover of the notebook.  Make another piece just like this for the back cover.
Gather blank paper sheets (recycled paper is best!) to be used as inside sheets.
Punch a hole at the top left corner and string together.
Way #6. Get a load of clothespins to use as your base.  Cut the Garden Paper into strips with just the same size as the top portion of the clothespin.  Lightly glue on and voila you have your brightly colored clothespin clips!

Way #7. Cut the Garden Paper using this Pattern.
Cut several of these and then punch a hole at the top.  Hang on your window!
You can also hang them one on top of the other like a mobile!

See more crafts at

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