Art at Cat Cafe Manila

Hey Catlover!  Have you checked out the new Cat Cafe Manila in UP Village?  

It’s just the purrfect place fur you!  Robert Alejandro’s art at Cat Cafe Manila!

It’s only P200 per hour and P100 is consumable!They have a promo at the moment.  Go with 5 people and get 1 slot free!

Visit Cat Cafe Manila at:

2nd Floor, 189 Maginhawa St. corner Makadios St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Philippines

For tickets: 

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Photo Illusions on the Beach

You’ve got the sun and the sea and you want to make more memories!  Here are some ways to have creative shots for your scrapbook or to show your family and friends on Facebook!

A giant starfish attack?  Nah, we saved this starfish stranded on the ocean shore and put it right back into the sea as soon as we got this shot!

You didn’t see the hand holding the starfish did you?
*We don’t recommend you prolong this process as it would be unpleasant for the starfish!

Headless Trick
Have 2 people do this.  Let one’s body be totally buried in the sand and the other guy to bend over the “head” without his head being seen.  Neat huh?

Touch the Sun (or the Moon)
Wait until the opportune time when the sun is within your reach.  Usually during sunset (the magic hour of 5 o’clock in the afternoon) it will be near the earth’s horizon.  Position your hand ever so closely that it seems you’re holding it.

Venus de Milo never looked this good.  Have a shell (or a bottle or a piece of cake?) way in front of the camera and have a lady stand far far back away.
This one is similar to the starfish trick.  Just hold a little stone at the top portion and make sure your hands won’t be seen in the camera.

See what others have done on the beach!



Gilligan’s Island
Do this effect by having the “smaller” person go back and have the “bigger” person closer to the camera.

Balancing Act
Do this by putting the object to be balanced on in front of you.



Funny Faces
Draw some faces in the sand for a whole lot of fun!  You can do a lot of tricks using shadows too!


Hey pal, where’s my head?

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Make Your Own Coloring Book

drawing paper
carbon paper
magazines or pictures
memo clips
permanent pen

I found out that my friend liked to do coloring books with her niece, and when I looked for some coloring books, I couldn’t find one that I liked. I decided to make one for her.  

First I made a little book from some drawing paper and cardstock. I cut up the paper and cardstock for the cover to make a book the size of half a short piece of coupon bond.

This is the cover. I stapled the pages together. Simple!  If you don’t have a stapler that can do the job, you can sew the pages together.

Here are the inside pages.

The cardstock I chose has a different print on the inside.

Next, I chose different pictures to trace on to the blank pages. I used carbon paper.

Here is the traced picture.

Another picture I traced.

After tracing, you I went over the tracing with a permanent pen. I used a .4 Pigma Micron Pen.  I made sure not to touch the tracing with my hand because I didn’t want to create smudges on the paper. 

Here’s a finished page.

I also made some drawings to add variety.

Making your own coloring books is a lot of fun!  You can even search for pictures on the web of birds and make a bird coloring book, or houses, or whatever theme you like.

If you don’t want to trace or draw, you can find a lot of printables on the web. 

Start here:

Did you know that adult coloring books are a global trend?  British illustrator Johanna Basford who created “Secret Garden”, a coloring book for adults, has sold about 1.4 million copies and it has been translated into 14 languages!  READ ABOUT HER

So give your phones, iPads and computers a rest and do something with your hands!  It’s going to waken the artist in you! It’s also a great way to rest from the busyness of the world!  

*Caution: Please make sure not to sell images found on the web unless it is explicitly stated that it is free to be used for sale!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 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.
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Recycle Challenge: Win Some Prizes!

Did you know that more than 150 countries across the globe celebrate April 22 – Earth Day? 

Earth Day Network Philippines slogan this 2015 is “Earth Day Everyday, Everywhere for Everyone”.  The Philippines has been named the “Earth Hour Hero Country” as we have topping the record for most participants (over 15 million!!!).  It’s time we get in on the action and do something eco-friendly this summer!

Win more than a dozen wonderful prizes!!!

This month’s giveaway is really a special one as it’s got more prizes than any contest we’ve had before.  If you might notice, all of the prizes look good together too!

6 Compartment Box in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
This box can hold a multitude of trinkets.  Just remember where you placed them!  These are individually handmade and made of recycled paper materials.

3 Compartment Box in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Need more space for more small items?  Organize it with this pretty little box!

Vintage Victorian Aviary Desk Clock
This clock is in muted tones to reflect a peaceful feeling every time you look at it.  The antique painting of a bird seems to be in a dreamy cloud.

Filing Box  with Nameplate in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Don’t forget what’s in here!  This box is so handy and appealing to both men and women.  A lot of things can fit in here (the smaller prizes will probably be placed inside this).  These are individually handmade and made of recycled paper materials.

Goldenrod Wallet
This roomy purse will hold all your bills and coins nicely.  It’s got all you need!   Individually handcrafted with care.  Of course this is made with recycled genuine leather!

Mini Peace Leather Notebook
So handy you can bring it everywhere with you!  Perfect for writing down your ideas or for putting important information that you always need (like passwords?).  Individually handcrafted with care.  Made of recycled genuine leather.

Encouragement Poster
Hang a little affirmation on your wall and get all the inspiration you need.  Made of 100% recycled paper.

Use and Use Green Eco Bag
Roll it up and bring it everywhere you go.  It’s got an annoyingly funny way of reminding you to use and use and use it!

Twig Journal  in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Now here’s a journal for your everyday thoughts.  It’s got a rustic feel!  Inside sheets are kraft brown.  Outer and inside materials are all made of 100% recycled paper.

Leather Luggage Bag Tag
Travel in style with this charming leather bag tag.  Individually handcrafted with care.

Pencil Pad in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Keep this in your stuff as you never know when a bright idea will pop up!

Joy Leather Snap On Journal
Made of scrap leather, this piece is surely a joy to behold!  With a copperplate label with “Joy” on it.  The cover has so much character.   Inside sheets have a light shade for easy writing. Handcrafted with care.

Slip On Joy Kraft Booklet
It’s a pad inside a folder!  It’s all made of 100% unbleached recycled paper.  No trees harmed in the making of this product!

Here’s the challenge:

Submit a photo of something you recycled.  It could be something you did long long ago or just recently!  The best idea wins a gift pack from Papemelroti!  If we really love it, we will feature it here on our blog!

For your entry, please e-mail us:

1) 1-3 clear photos of what you recycled (not your mother or aunt or second cousin, it has to be made by you 🙂
2) description (what was it before and what is it now?)
3) Materials you used
4) Step by step instructions
5) Your name and which city and country you come from

E-mail this to
30% Creativity
30% Originality
30%  Usefulness
10% Doability

You can submit as many as 5 entries!
Don’t let us pick from a lot (we are too indecisive).  Just submit 5.  All entries must be family-friendly.  Please make sure it’s really your work as we have undercover top secret agents that can find out if it isn’t!

What you’ll get the chance to win:

Use and Use Green Eco Bag
Vintage Victorian Aviary Desk Clock
6 Compartment Box in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
3 Compartment Box in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Filing Box  with Nameplate in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Goldenrod Wallet
Mini Peace Leather Notebook
Encouragement Poster
Twig Journal in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Pencil Pad in Gentleman’s Vintage Design
Leather Luggage Bag Tag
Joy Leather Snap On Journal
Slip On Joy Kraft Booklet

you may opt instead to get P2000 Papemelroti gift certificate which you can claim in any Papemelroti branch.  You pick!


PHOTO CREDIT: Autochthonous Evolved

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarahbeth Earthday

We will give you until May 26, 2015 to submit your entries!  That’s a whole lot of time to join isn’t it?  So send away!

If you choose our prizes, instead of the GC, you can pick them up at one of our branches or have them mailed to you (only if you are in the Philippines).

You won’t just be getting the chance to win but you’ll help save the earth and encourage others to recycle too!

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