Thursday, April 15, 2010

Opportunity House Donation

I am pleased to share that our first Charity Collab Kit - Crop Dreams raised a not-too-shabby $144.  Times are tough, so I chipped in a few more bucks to round out the donation to $150. Even though it was just shy of our $200 goal, I believe our first effort at fundraising was a humble success.

I want to give a very special thanks to Kara Jones for allowing Crop Dreams a spot at K-Joi Studios and for waiving her fees; to the fabulous group of designers who contributed: Lorie Manlapaz, Diane Miraballes, Bev O'Loughlin, Ma.Aimie Suarez + Tes Tirol and to the lovely people who showed their support with their purchase of our collab kit.

This experience has taught me alot about the fundraising process and I hope to have the opportunity again to work with such talented and generous people on future charity art collab efforts.  Drop me a line here if you have ideas or suggestions for the next MabuhayProject collab.

Salamat + Mabuhay!  :)

PayPal Payment details:
  • Amount: $108.00 USD | Transaction Date: Dec 15, 2009 | Custom note: crop dreams charity
  • Amount: $27.00 USD | Transaction Date: Mar 10, 2009 | Subject: You've got a payment CROP DREAMS SALES for 2008
  • Amount: $9.00 USD | Transaction Date: Mar 9, 2009 | Subject: You've got a payment January CROP DREAMS SALES

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Two New Quick Pages + Winner of RAK

I was inspired recently by two goreous photos. One of my nephew and one of my niece.  You will find these quickpages will be a fantastic spot for your kids pictures too!

We have a winner!

DST RAK winner mishee75

@Mishee75, you will recieve a message shortly with the code to download Crop Dreams - Charity Kit at K-Joi Studios. We hope you enjoy Crop Dreams as much as we do!

And Thank you all for entering! By entering you've helped us celebrate Filipino American History Month and spread the word about our Crop Dreams Charity Collab Kit, which proceeds (minus paypal fees) will benefit children in the Philippines and other asian countries through Opportunity House.

Maraming Salamat! Thank You Very Much! Mabuhay!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Win 'Crop Dreams'

That's right! Us MabuhayProject gals decided a great way to celebrate Filipino American History Month 2009 is to offer up the collaboration kit (including the Alpha Set) to one lucky winner. This is an amazing offer, because Crop Dreams has a ton of gorgeous elements, papers, word art and quickpages that are fun and vibrant for any of your beautiful photos.

So, All you have to do is leave us a comment in our DigiShopTalk Happy Place post: {click here to enter to win} We'll pick a random winner using on October 11th.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LAST CHANCE!!! Crop Dreams - Charity Kit

Hello Scrappers!

So far, we've raised just $36 USD for Opportunity House. Thank you so much for supporting Mabuhay Project since October ‘08. We'd love, however, to get the donation higher. We have a goal of $200.

So, if you can, we would love it if you could tell everyone about our Crop Dreams Charity kit. If we get the word out to the entire scrapbooking community, we believe we can raise a lot more this last month. This October 2009 is our last chance to make an impact!

Please remember, with your purchase of the full collaboration, you will recieve the Crop Dreams Alpha Set for FREE!

(Yes! I want to support Opportunity House Today with Crop Dreams!)

Crop Dreams Charity Collaboration Kit is packed full of all the essentials you need to scrap a whole bunch of beautiful pages. There is so much in here you will love it!

Crop Dreams includes: 18 gorgeous papers, six awesome 12x12 quick pages, 10 beautiful bracket pages, 7 unique word arts ("flourish", "flourish.thrive.grow", "hip!hip!hurray!", "mabuhay!", "proud of you", "sumisibol", "U Crack Me Up") and 53 tropical fun elements, including: 1 decorated tri-bamboo frame, 1 tied-branch frame, 1 heliconia flower, 1 plant stem, 1 glittered nipa hut, 1 rice stalk (green, yellow, tan), 1 brown vase, 1 watermelon (as a stamp + sticker), 1 watermelon slice (as a stamp + sticker), 1 multi-colored border, 1 pink flower, 3 different leaves, 1 branch with leaves, 1 nut, 1 stone, 1 knotted string, 1 twisted ribbon (in green + in olive), 1 cluster of water drops, 3 glass bead buttons (flower, leaf, wood), 1 green bullnose clip, 1 tropical clipped cluster, 1 brown leather flower, 1 ripe mango, 1 cluster of painted wooden flowers, 1 stapled olive ribbon, 1 pink sash, 1 string of shells, 1 sash with clustered elements, 1 plain wooden flower, 2 wooden "tsinelas" slipper key-chains, 1 lightwash border 12x12 overlay, 1 mango morning 12x12 overlay, 1 mango traffic jam 12x12 overlay, 1 sticker of a string of sampaguita flowers, 1 sticker of a sampaguita flower cut-out, 1 plumeria sticker, 1 plain brown hut, 4 "gumamela" hibiscus flowers, 1 brown with green striped ribbon, 1 "go mango" tropical cluster, 1 multi-colored "community" of huts, 1 cut-open coconut, 1 "coco flora" tropical cluster (2 styles), 1 fiesta "carabao" water-buffalo head, and 1 leather+wooden flower cluster.

Plus, with your purchase of Crop Dreams Charity Collab, you will also recieve the Crop Dreams Alpha Set for free. Crop Dreams Alpha set includes a natural weave texture and a subtly painted version. It consists of a lowercase alphabet, numbers 0-9 and the following punction { } , ! . ? *You may also purchase just the Crop Dreams Alpha Set here >

More about Crop Dreams: This is a beautiful, fresh collaboration kit originally released October 2008 in celebration of Filipino American History Month - and will retire at the end of October 2009. Inspired by the agriculture, nature and island culture of The Philippines, Crop Dreams was lovingly made by several Filipina digital designers from around the globe under Mabuhay, to benefit Opportunity House - a Pearl S. Buck Foundation International ( program that helps children in Asian countries, like The Philippines.

To learn about the designers who collaborated on this charity kit and for more layout ideas please visit

Crop Dreams Collaborators:

CACTUSmango Designs - Mars Carranza, Aimee Designs - Ma.Aimee Suarez, Lorie M. Designs - Lorie Manlapaz, Bev O'Loughlin Designs, teysT - Tes P. Tirol and Dianeskie - Diane Mirabeles.

All Proceeds of Crop Dreams and Crop Dreams Alpha set (minus PayPal fees) will be donated online to Opportunity House of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation

International in celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month. Crop Dreams and Crop Dreams Alpha set are for Personal Use Only.

If you would like to donate directly to Opportunity House, please visit

New "Crop Dreams" pages

Hello all! I know it has been a long time since I've posted. First of all, I wanted to thank lbettis from the K-Joi Studios creative team for creating these new unique layouts with Crop Dreams to inspire you:

Please visit lbettis' pages in the gallery + leave her some love ;) pages
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Since we posted up Crop Dreams last Oct '08, we have raised $36 USD for Opportunity House. Please support our fundraiser today, and purchase Crop Dreams, so that we can donate more! I'd love it if we can have an amazing push this October and raise $200 even $300 for Opportunity House. Don't forget, not only are you getting a gorgeous set of papers, elements and quickpages you will also get with your purchase of the full collab the coordinating alpha set for free! (take me to Crop Dreams)

Stay tuned, as we are preparing some October fun for Crop Dreams' last fundraisng hurrah.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Crop Dreams" Sightings

Lorie recently peaked my interest in Altered Aura's blog. She writes very well and I am really enjoying her travel pictures of her visit to Nayong Pilipino-Clark - which has "a theme park environment that showcases Philippine heritage with scale-replicas of various Philippine historic and cultural locations.

"They have a replica of the Banaue Rice Terraces; The Kalinga Houses; a replica of a Barasoain Church; A Kapampangan village; and The Philippine myth and stories of how the world was first populated by humans is also depicted within the walls of these informative exhibits."

"The Nayong Pilipino Park has an outdoor amphitheater, indoor theater, museum, lodging cottages, meditation garden and function room, eventually Nayong Pilipino will become a full-scale cultural center for the arts, both performing and non-performing."

Here are Altered Aura's fun and unique digiscrapbook pages using Crop Dreams

Daydreaming, Sumisibol, and Proud Momma:                    
Crop DreamsCrop Dreams
Crop DreamsPlease visit her blog WaRpEd & TwIsTeD
to read about her inspiration behind each page
and to leave her your warm feedback.

Lorie's new CT members have been busy creating some fresh new pages too!

"U Crack Me Up"  showing how Crop Dreams works for boys pages and  a wedding themed page called "Mabuhay" by Miranda

Miranda,CACTUSmango,Crop DreamsMiranda,CACTUSmango,Designs by Lorie

We've got two gals "Leona+Lena" and "Jojola" over at kjoi who've made some special pages too!
"Leona+Lena" another Crop Dreams great "boy" page, with her "Two Brothers" layout.

Crop Dreams

And another page by Leona+Lena called "Smile" a very cute girly page using a QP designed by Tes P. Tirol using Crop Dreams. I think this is the first one I've seen from other scrappers using the QP set. Super cute!

Crop Dreams

Also we have Jojola who was able to make Crop Dreams work for a winter looking page! It's called Unbenannt:
 Crop Dreams
Her 2nd page is brown and lovely...called "Sweet Memories"
Crop Dreams

I also have a new page to share. You know how convienent it is to snap photos with your cell phone, right? But, how often do you scrapbook those photos?  This weekend I scrapbooked an iphone photo from my friend Kathy.  It's sized 8x8 so she can print it from home.

Princess Slippers
Crop Dreams

And last but not least, here's one more, that I did a week ago or so...of my little god daughter, called
Sweet Girl.
Sweet Girl

Thanks for looking and for your continued support of Opportunity House with your purchase of Crop Dreams.

Happy Filipino American History Month + Mabuhay!

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Marissa Carranza | CACTUSmango Designs

Monday, October 20, 2008


ver Bev O'Loughlin's newest addition to the lovely Crop Dreams benefit collab kit. Here alpha set features a natural weave pattern and neutral color - perfect for scrapping all kinds of memories. Plus, I added a second version of her alpha, with a subtle painted look, that is lovely to mix and match. Each "painted" letter, number, etc was decorated individually, so the result is that each one looks unique.

Crop Dreams - Alpha Set for charity collaboration by Bev O'Loughlin and CACTUSmango Designs.

Crop Dreams - Alpha, Number, etc.

I improved the word art preview, because before you could barely read them. Hope you like the new preview. ;-)

Crop Dreams - word art

Crop Dreams proceeds (minus PayPal fees) are donated online to Opportunity House, A Pearl S. Buck Foundation International program, that provides much needed health care and education to children in poverty, in asian countries like China, Malaysia, Thailand and The Philppines.

If you would like to make a donation directly to Opportunity House, please click on the brown house on the left hand side bar.

(Special thanks to Dana Conditt use of her bracket album template)

Lorie recently chose her new CT and this is a layout by one of her talented CT. Thanks Natalie!
Natalie's Girl
Here is another lovely page by Lorie herself!
Singkaban Festival