[project] Cloud USA’s 2016 Year ‘Round Recipes for Rain Cookbook. (Someone’s birthday is coming up!)


Greetings, Clouds and Rain fans everywhere!

We all know how much JiHoon씨 loves to eat good food. We also know how much he likes to cook it, don’t we?

In celebration of the continuation of The Squall Rain World Tour 2015 – 2016 and his birthday on June 25, we are delighted to announce Cloud USAs 2016 Year ‘Round Recipes for Rain Cookbook Project.


Let’s give him something to cook, experiment with, and taste throughout the year, something he can use whenever he wants and can take wherever he wants, if he so chooses. Convenient, yes?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to give Rain the most delicious and tasty 2016 ever. Let’s get started. 🙂


PLEASE READ this ENTIRE guidelines post very CAREFULLY to ensure you are following all of the rules!


This project is open to any Rain fan on any continent. If you love Rain, you’re in. ❤

What to send:

Your favorite recipe(s) from all year ’round. They can be yours, your relatives’, from a cookbook or magazine, anything you think Rain would enjoy. THREE recipes maximum, be they appetizer, veggie, casserole, meat, dessert, or drinks, each one printed or handwritten on a scrapbook page of your own making, no larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inch, that we can put in a binder or have bound. You can use regular paper, card stock, vellum, patterned paper, transparencies, etc. No poster board, as it’s too heavy. No newspaper or other such papers where the ink may naturally run or smear.

(Psssst… alcoholic beverages are indeed allowed, seeing as Rain is definitely over 21.^^)

desserts_baileys_mudslideWhatever decorative embellishments you’d like to paste onto your page—go for it! Pictures, postcards, letters, poems, stickers, stamps, etc. NO greeting cards as they are too big and bulky for this project. Of course, include your location and name or username on the recipe — Rain always likes knowing where his fans are writing from. If you want your recipe to look minimalist and simple, no problem! Leave it plain and let it speak for itself. 🙂 If you’re an artist and want to draw something on it, have at.

ANOTHER OPTION: You can also make your page a graphic image (.JPG or .PNG) that you can email to us and we can print out for you.

There is no color scheme. Please use whatever colors you prefer. (FYI: Although JiHoon-ssi seems to really like blacks, silvers, and reds, and The Cloud‘s official color is silver, and Cloud USA‘s official color is the hue of a silver lining, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this cookbook resembling a rainbow.^^)

Be cute. Be creative. Be clean. (Even if it kills you. Ha ha.) If you’ve never scrap-booked before, don’t worry. Your page can be anything from very simple to highly embellished. It doesn’t have to be perfect or look a certain way. It just has to be YOU. That is what Rain will appreciate the most. Your recipe can be as simple as 2 ingredients or as complex as 20. Doesn’t matter!

2014-06-16-New_York_Cheesecake_Pancakes-thumb• Please leave a 1/2-inch margin all around the edges of your page.

• Please DO NOT PUNCH HOLES in your page.

Again, put either your name or your username and your location somewhere on your page(s), AND please include a separate note for us with your name and username and location in the world, for our records.  (We will be making a list of participants and sending that list with the cookbook, so it is important that you send us your details separately when you send your page.)

• Please make sure that you protect your page well when when you ship it to us. We would hate to see your hard work damaged in transit!


Please DO NOT use:

• unusually bulky or messy items
• materials that cannot be securely pasted or glued down
• perishable foodstuffs (NO candy, chocolate, cookies, etc.)
• fragile items

DEADLINE:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016.


Please follow the guidelines listed above carefully and then send your recipe page(s) to:

Cloud USA
2016 Recipes For Rain Cookbook Project
3961 Floyd Road
Suite 300130
Austell, Georgia 30106

OR: If you plan for your recipe page to be a graphic image (.JPG or .PNG) that we can print out, email your recipe page to letitrain@cloudusa.org.

PLEASE send your recipe(s) as early as you can to allow us adequate time to organize all of the pages and then ship the book to Rain (wherever he may be). Any pages received after the deadline will NOT be included and, if send by snail mail, the sender will be contacted to coordinate return shipping (just in case you wish to send it to him yourself).

The cookbook will be mailed as soon as we can get the book organized. We will let you all know when it has been shipped.

We will compile all of the pages received and put them in an order that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye presentation-wise. We will also include a page in the book with all of the contributors’ names and locations. We are presently shopping around for the perfect binder (squeee! excited!) to showcase the recipes, so stay tuned for an update.

We hope many of you will join us in sharing the dishes and treats that bring you happiness and that you think Rain will enjoy!

Stephe ^@@^ and Terri :-}



~ by Cloud USA on May 5, 2016.

27 Responses to “[project] Cloud USA’s 2016 Year ‘Round Recipes for Rain Cookbook. (Someone’s birthday is coming up!)”

  1. Dear Clouds my email says that this address letitrain@cloudusa.org. is incorrect and doesn´t let me send my recipes for the project. I have tried since yesterday night, but I get the same message. I can send by FB or twitter inbox?. They are in .jpg format
    Many hugs from PERU ♥


  2. Someone just asked if they should put the three recipes (the limit) on one page together or on three separate pages.

    I said it doesn’t matter. BUT the more pages we have in the binder, the more impressive it will look to Rain. So, I’d say if you can fill up all three pages with recipes, art/pics and a sweet note to Rain, all the better.

    Terri :-}


  3. FYI, recipe mailed yesterday. SMILES……………..


  4. Boy I tell ya…..leave it to JiHoon-ssi to get Dee in the kitchen. Truth be told, it’s not my favorite place in the world to be….LOL.

    Just to let you know, I’ll be mailing my recipe page out tomorrow, no later than Saturday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Awesome! Thanks. 🙂 To be honest, my mom was amazing in the kitchen and my dad is the baker in the family, and none of that talent tricked down to me. None! LOL

      Stephe ^@@^

      Liked by 1 person

      • LOL….yes m’am I totally understand. It’s not that I can’t cook, I just don’t like to. I do it “kicking and screaming”….SMILES. Hubby is the one that gets the itch to experiment with a new recipe surprisingly. I’m like….”you handle that my brotha….got my blessings dear…let me know when it’s ready.” LOL. That also makes me the guinea pig whether it’s good or bad too. SMILES

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  5. Hi Cloud !!
    J’ai trouvé les recettes , est ce qu’il faut les mettre dans la langue de notre pays ou les mettre en Anglais ??

    Merci pour la réponse très bonne journée à toutes et tous 😉


  6. Hi Stephe this KONG SAO how you doing it been LONG time i was able be here i would love to join this project for Rain Birthday i already u email with my 2 page
    1 info my address u request
    2 JPEG cookbook ingredient
    can please reply back u received and it ok i do this way


    • Hi, Kong Sao! 🙂 How are you doing? I hope you are well.^^

      Thanks so much for participating in the project. I will check and make sure we have your pages, okay? Talk to you soon.

      Stephe ^@@^


  7. Hello, girls!
    I have a question – may I use both sides of the page or just one side?
    Thank you )

    Good idea! I think Rain will love it! ^^


    • Hi, Maria. 🙂 The thing is, I’m not sure yet if we’ll be using page protectors that are completely clear, or if they’ll have a black backing on them… Just in case, it will probably be better to use only one side of a page. That way, if we have a protectors with black backing, the backside of your recipe won’t be obscured. We can make sure to put the pages together if your recipe spans more than one page. Is this okay?

      Thanks, so glad you like the idea.^^

      Stephe ^@@^


  8. Hi Girls! finally can comment!
    First of all this is a GREAT GREAT IDEA girls… always si creative!
    May we join? We are a little Cloud Spanish very international (we can provide Spanish, Romanian, and Mexican recipies if it’s that OK ith you!)
    We yu give us a go we will send you a jpg copie of the recipies XOXO

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    • Hi, Myriam. 🙂 Good to talk to you!^^

      Yes, please, we would LOVE to include Spanish, Romanian, and Mexican recipes to Rain. What a wonderful idea. Welcome to our cookbook, dear Spanish sisters. ❤

      Stephe ^@@^


  9. Always late to the game….great ideas tho ladies!


  10. Great idea! I’ll definitely be participating and will be sending as JPG.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. When is the deadline?? I love your post 😀


  12. Hello Cloud sister

    great idea !!
    Is what to put the 3 recipes on the same page or different pages ?
    As soon as it’s near I send them to you .

    Big kiss de France ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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