Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2020 4:34 pm


Date Joined: September 23, 2008
Last Online: March 13, 2020
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States
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I Pledge to Rate !!

I always rate fairly. I will always rate a swap I receive within one day of getting my swap. You can always PM me if you have questions.

I'm not an-over swapper, I take on only what I think I can do at any one time and expect of my swapping partners to do the same. I obsess over my swaps until they are sent out. Kinda OCD like that. I will always be ON-time and unless I have some "uncontrollable" reason, like the earth is coming to an end or something, I'd always let you know "no matter" what !

As a member of the Swap-Bot Flaker group and seeing firsthand the amount of flakers on here. If I do not get any contact whatsoever prior to a swap being due I will rate you a 3 (sorry) thats how it has to be, no matter what. If you contact me prior to the due date we can surely work something out.

About Me

Update about me.

So.. I'm Lorraine, but all my friends and family call me Rainy, so be my guest and do just that! I was born and raised in Southern California, then lived in Missouri over 19 years. Well September 2016 has now taken me even further east to Louisville Kentucky! I work for a healthcare system.

Long story short: My two oldest sons now live on their very own in Missouri ! My oldest,Michael, works for the Center for Autism , and middle son has two part time jobs. My youngest Joseph is a Sophomore in High School - where is the time going ?

I've been married to my husband Ed over 31 years now. I met him on a blind date through a mutual friend, we married 2-months later on Valentine's Day 1987 when we eloped in Las Vegas, NV.

I'm a MUNZEE freak !! My Munzee ID is RainyC

Favorite Music

So.. music. I love pretty much most music.. rap not so much, its too rude for me - IMHO. I also don't listen to that head banging metal..

Some of my favorites: Rob Thomas ~ Matchbox 20 ~ Sammy Hagar ~ Most 80's Music (Morrissey, Culture Club, Berlin, The Cure, Depeche Mode, OMD, Souxsie and the Banshees, New Order, DuranDuran, Thompson Twins, and Pat Benetar)

  • Anything burned on a CD with any of my favorites would be greatly appreciated - I especially look for 80's songs!

Favorite Books

PLEASE ADD ME AS A REFERRAL ON: PaperbackSwap.com (RainyC)

Some of my favorite authors, Mitch Albom, Augusten Burroughs, Sarah Dessen, Kristin Hannah, Scott Westerfield, and Elin Hilderbrand.
she is a wonderful Young Adult writer I have one Books that I've enjoyed are all by Sarah Dessen, last book of hers to read now. Books not by her, ROOM which is amazing, and Out Of My Mind. Those are must reads !

  • I Love Bookmarks/ handmade or storebought

Favorite Movies

Breakfast Club, The Story of Us, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink, St. Elmos Fire, Steel Magnolias, 28 Days, Step Mom, Julie & Julia, The Proposal, and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

  • WISH - would love any of these movies on DVD (used is perfectly fine), and looking for any Zumba DVD's

Favorite Crafts

I love Art Journaling (but have no time), Altered Mail Art, Polymer Clay Charm Maker (no time, again).. I guess you could say I'm a crafty try it once kinda gal.

I enjoy Black & White photography and Video Production.

**My Likes**

  • Favorite Colors: Ruby Red, Deep Greens & Olives
  • Beads - odd design & shapes (glass, ceramic, no plastic, medium bulky shapes)
  • Silver Charms (any themes)
  • Beaded bracelets - handmade or store bought (Love em)
  • Polymer Clay (Sculpey III, Femo)
  • Ear buds - (I can always use a pair - Generic, Dollar Store Brands are fine)
  • Rub ons - Alphabets/ ABC's (any color or leftovers you have)
  • Pop-dots / Zots / double-sided tape
  • Candles (favorite scents Vanilla, Freesia, Clean Sheets, holiday scents cookies)
  • Crayons & Coloring Books - Love, love, love to color
  • COPIC Markers (new/used)
  • MM Acrylic Paints (acrylics)
  • Lady Bugs Themes
  • Cutsie/ Fuzzy Socks - Sz. 10 (Love Em !!)
  • Unique altered items
  • Watercolor - Gouache/ Chalks/ Crayons/ Pencils/ Paints (new/used)
  • Sugar-free Lemon Flavored Crystal Lite/ Wylers/ or Generic brand - single serve mixes - Sugar-free ONLY Please (I am diabetic)
  • Sushi (love, love, love it) - Please no raw fish in the mail - LOL
  • Pocket Sized Moleskin Journals

My Dislikes

  • Dark/Milk Chocolates/ Licorice/ Jelly Beans/ Gummies (most candy)
  • Stickers (I don't use them)
  • Minibooks
  • Paper Scraps (I have plenty)
  • Glitter
  • Sweet smells
  • Perfumes/ Bath salts/bubbles (Skin Allergies)
  • Marshmellow(s) Patooey !!
  • Cigarette Smoke/ smell of cigarettes(ugh) my "Biggest Pet Peeve" - If I smell it I trash it !


We have 2 male guineas now.. Shaggy and Peanut


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jjcob rated for August Calendar Journaling on Sep 18, 2012
Comment: OH, OH, OH...I KNEW I was going to be super-impressed but WOW...your pages just blew me away!!! What an outstanding effort. I've gained so many ideas for the future from you, thank you. (I kinda feel sorry for my partner now-mine was not nearly so artistic :( ) Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing swap!!!
Response: LOL.. well thank you !! It was my pleasure ! I have to tell you, my son wanted my pages so bad (before I added in the journnaling) he loved the color and wanted to use it as his calendar. I'm so very happy you liked it.. and we all learn from others.. I'm sure yours was fine ! Thank you for my <3
CoCoLogo rated for Beginners: Polymer Clay Swap on Jul 30, 2012
Comment: I loved the starbucks one the most! Thanks for adding the fortune cooking and cinnamon roll one. Great job! Keep practicing I hope to see more polymer clay swaps
grandmaroro rated for June "3M" Journal Swap on Jul 16, 2012
Comment: LOVE the journal. Thank you so much for the drawings. I would LOVE to be able to draw!!!! Girl, my vote is for the cow. LOL The bookmark is just awesome, and the shell buttons are so fragile. I love them. And the little FB. What a treat. Thank you so very much. I hope you will do another "3M" swap, but if not, thanks for these three. Hugs and hearts to you.
Response: Oh! So very happy you got it.. and that you enjoyed all the extras I had stuffed in there.. and YES !! I need a COW !!!
junieandj rated for RainyC and Junieandj Journal swap on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: Rain thank you for the awesome journal.I love it so much. I can't wait to look at all of it:) Thank you again for swapping!
Response: You got it quick! I hope you do like it once you get through it.. thanks again for the quick rating and of course my <3
flofirenzie rated for Art Journaling My Way on Apr 27, 2012
Comment: I really <3 your journal. It has inspired me to be more creative and will be a great source for ideas. Thank you very much for all your wonderful work!
Response: Hey there ! You are very welcome.. so happy it reached you safe and sound !
Jjean rated for "Zentangle" Page Swap on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: Very good, hard to know it is your "first"...and thank you for all the great items....love the bracelet and will wear it for sure and of course loved the PC's...well, all of it.....enjoyed the swap...
Response: Thank you ! You are very welcome! It truly was my first tangle, took me a few hours to get it done - don't look too closely at the mistakes :) I love wearing those bead bracelets, with the stretchy cord - my fav !
hippofairy rated for TTPO Swap on Mar 27, 2012
Comment: thank you thank you thank you! i love the piggie bank filled with all the goodies! i had so much fun unwrapping and unpacking everything! i really appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness! it's the best naked mail i've ever received! i hope we do this swap again! :)
Response: Whoo-hoo SO happy the piggy made it to you, and you enjoyed the goodoes.. hope you can use some of it.. :) Thank you for my quick rate and <3
smallhawk rated for Notebook/Journaling "Penpal" Swap on Feb 29, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the fantastic journal letter. It'll be heading back your way shortly!
Response: Thank you.. I'll be on the lookout..
damilola rated for January "3M" Journal on Feb 18, 2012
Comment: Hi hi, we buy liters (gallons) of milk too ;-) Maybe we will buy a cow one day LOL I LOVE your journal and counldnt stop reading. I have showed it to everyone within reach, willing to looka tit or not ;-) Thank you soooo much for the journal and for putting this swap up. PLEASE, do it again !!!!!!!!
Response: So happy you enjoyed the journal.. I plan on doing another later on in the year..
TeaNi rated for Valentine in a Tube on Feb 6, 2012
Comment: thank you for the Valentine roll full of delightful little surprises!:)
mizvicky rated for Sparkle on Oct 24, 2011
Comment: Oh.My.Gosh. Pretty much in Awe over this sparkle page you sent me.... I absolutely love it , Rainy...
Response: :) ahhh.. thank you mizvicky I was not sure where I was going with that page.. so happy you liked it.. I am telling you I was NOT meant to use glitters at all !! :) I do have to say.. that her face is freehand.. I loved the look of her eyes..
Whimzies rated for 5 FB swap on Oct 17, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! I'm sending these out asap!
Response: You are very welcome ! Thanks for my raiting ! :)
bearnbabs rated for SNACK - STASH on Sep 26, 2011
Comment: Loved the snack sheet. bearnbabs
Response: you are very welcome !!
Reallusionista rated for Three "M's" Swap on Sep 16, 2011
Comment: WOW!! You did an absolutely amazing job on this journal. I actually think it could teach me a thing or two!! Also, after going through it, it really sparks my interest in doing art journals which I have never done before. Thanks you SO, SO much for all the time and thought you put into making this wonderful creation!!
Response: Oh .. YOU are very welcome ! I am so glad you got it already.. I dont' know why I don't send out more media mail its less expensive for books and doesn't seem to take much longer than regular postage.. that thing was THICK !! :) so happy you enjoyed it.. I love Art Journaling !
grneyedraven rated for Think PiNK on Sep 3, 2011
Comment: Loved my lil'box oh pink! And adore my bookmark! Love the concept! Everything was perfect! I can't thank you enough for a great swap! <3 <3 a few extra hearts! lol!
Response: You are very welcome ! Thank you for my quick rate and heart (s) :)
Fritosmom rated for Make'n Some Mail Art on Sep 2, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the totally AWESOME Envies. Super creative. They are so nice - how am I going to part with them??? Have a great Holiday weekend:-)
Response: LOL.. thank you !! So glad you liked them !! OH ! and thank you oh so much for my -X- (Star)
kezeven rated for Book Thong in a Matchbox on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: Eeeeeeekkkkkkk I love them!! Thank you a million times!
Response: oh !! yay ! I was getting so nervous cause it was taking so long to get to you - I know ! You're international :) so happy you liked them, I hope the colors were fine.
Mscraftyt rated for The "Summer Themed Whimsey Jar" on Jul 22, 2011
Comment: I absolutely love the whimsey jar you created for me and all the little goodies you included. You always know what I like ...wink wink ;-) Thank you so much for a jar full and overflowing with wonderfulness :-)
Response: You are very welcome - was hoping you could use some of those goodies in there !
RosieRoyalty rated for MUSIC on Jul 11, 2011
Comment: Thank u so very much for the wonderful page you made me!!! You did an awesome job! I love it :)
Response: You are very welcome ! I was just getting "worried" about it !I SO loved this page !! I really need to make one of my own !! Thank you for rating me and my <3

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