Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 12:35 am


Date Joined: June 20, 2013
Last Online: September 16, 2019
Birthday: September 30
Country: United States

About Me

*I am a teacher, so I try to participate in a lot of swaps through the summer. That being said, I don’t often have time to do many swaps through the school year. Please don’t boot me from your group for inactivity! I still want to be a part of it...I just don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many swaps between August and April.

I'm a 34 year old wife, mother (daughter-16 and stepdaughter-13), first grade teacher. During my teaching career I have taught K-8 art, speech/language therapy, special education, and English to Chinese students. I live in a small town in Missouri, USA. I'm so excited to build my collection of postcards, ATCs, mail art, and other good stuff and get to know swappers and artists from around the globe. My favorite things are travel, reading, sketch journaling/urban sketching and mixed media, planners, gardening, vegetarian cooking. I also enjoy yoga and martial arts. As far as art, I have a diverse taste (but mixed media is probably still my favorite!). Find me on Instagram @shawshanewcomb for pics of my art, ATCs, handmade postcards, journals, and other randomness! Warning: there may be spoilers for some swaps on my IG page.

I just returned from a trip to England, The Netherlands, Czhech Republic, and France. Pics on my IG!

I pretty much like all styles and I'm excited to get all swaps! I promise to send out swaps on time and rate as soon as I receive. If I haven't rated because I haven't received the swap, I will to message you before I give a bad rating (I understand that international swaps take longer). I'd appreciate the same courtesy- I don't flake- please message me if you didn't get your swap from me!

Likes & Dislikes

For sender's choice mail art, I always prefer a handmade postcard (sent naked) over other types of mail art. But, I appreciate any type!

The ABCs of my likes! Being added to constantly...

A- Asian (like traditional Asian art, for example), alpacas, ATCs, Aliens, abstract art

B- Bob Ross, book pages (especially in other languages), Britain, Bible accessories, bicycles, Bible verses, bamboo, bonsai trees, Bookmarks, beach, body positivity, berries, birds

C- Collage, cacti, cityscapes, coffee, constellations, circles, clocks, colorful, cats, canning jars, cherries, coffee cups, candles, coins (non-USA)

D- ducks, die cuts, dots, dream catchers, desert, desserts (illustrated like cupcakes & ice cream), decorated envelopes, Daryl Dixon

E- Elephants, emus, Europe, embossed images, 80's, environmentalism

F- Fabric scraps, fabric charm squares, ferrets, flapper girl style, France, feathers, fairy houses, fish, Firebirds(car)

G- gelli prints, glittery things, galaxy

H- hedgehogs, Harry Potter, hummingbirds, hearts, handmade envelopes, honeysuckle

I- Italy, international stamps

J- jewel tones, jets/planes

K- kawaii

L- Layers, llamas, lace, Libra, leaves

M- Mixed media, mandalas, Missouri, mushrooms, meditation, mountains

N- Nature, natural products and materials, 1990's, narwhals, note cards with envelope, New York

O- old-fashioned things, ostriches, owls

P- Paris, postcards, pastels, Prague, puppies, baby pink, plants, plus-size models (female)

Q- quilt blocks, quotes

R- Ravenclaw, raccoons, roses

S- Sugar skulls, strawberries, stamps, succulents, sewing, sewing patterns, squirrels, stickers, stamped images, sparkles, steampunk, stitched elements, Singer (sewing machine) merchandise, sunflowers, snails, sushi

T- Teacher reward stickers (small), tea, teacups, teapots, travel, trees, 1920's, turquoise, teal, two-dollar bills, Tao Te Ching, turtles, Trans-Ams (car)

U- Urban sketching, umbrellas, unicorns, UFOs

V- Vintage book pages, vintage magazine pages, vegetarian

W- wabi-sabi, washi tape, watercolor, whimsical, wildflowers, willow trees


Y- yoga

Z- zentangle, zen

I appreciate every piece of mail I get, whether in a plain envelope with a short note with user name, or in an elaborately decorated envie. It all makes me happy to open my mailbox!


ericabella rated for Just Randomness on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
blkwlf rated for CPG Made with a Map PC - Global on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Niiice :)
SeleneW rated for SF ~ Ugly Postcard Swap INT on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: I am with you on this piece of art by Matisse. Okay which way is up? LOL This is why we are snail mailers and not art critics!
Comment: Thank you for your rainbow summer woman. :)
marinda rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC - US only on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: So fun! Thanks
Comment: Love your Rabbit Lady and the extra stamp! Nice touch, the little fabric ears. = ) Thanks !
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and inspirational zine you made! You put a lot of work into it!! I'm curious how your classroom is looking right now :)
jenmcjen rated for WIYM: MiniZINE #1 - Inspiration on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Excellent job for a first zine - I'd never have guessed! You should join my Wacky Holidays zine - look on my profile under hosting. (sorry for the shameless plug) I really enjoy your little adorable zine!
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: MiniZINE #1 - Inspiration on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Wow! Your effort on this zine is obvious!! What a wonderful zine, hope you enjoyed making it! Thanks so much - its a great addition to my collection :)
elflady rated for Fish Shaped Postcards on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fish pot card i received today .elflady
supersquirrel rated for CPG Succulents ATC - US only on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Yes, such a cute cactus - and great title. I would even hug your prickly plant :) Thanks for the fun extras too.
Tuutis rated for Monochromatic Blue PC on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I like collages as well and sometimes that's all I wanted to do :D
Comment: Thanks for the fix
Response: Thanks for understanding! ❤
Comment: Thank you for the cat looking up above the world so high! 😸 Great artwork!! I saw him...🐄
Response: I'm glad you liked it! ❤
Lantana149 rated for Round Postcard on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty round pc, I ❤️ it!!
Response: I'm go glad! Happy swapping! ❤
ktk8 rated for CC: Sender's Choice July 2019 on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: OH OH OH what a fun fun fun postcard.... Thank you EVER so MUCH really really like it......
Response: You're welcome! ❤😁
montigneyrules rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Love the homemade envelope you used.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! ❤
patricia8288 rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: thank you for the cute swap. I love everything
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! ❤
kelliegirl6 rated for 3 Items Random Fun on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute randomness! The brightly coloured postcards are awesome! Good idea using a state park info guide as an envelope!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the envelope of random stuff! ❤
indigo68 rated for Studio Ghibli Postcard Swap on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely lovely handmade PC of Jiji! He is my favourite character from Kiki's Delivery Service!
Response: Me too! I'm glad you like it! ❤

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kelliegirl6 on Aug 1, 2019:

I didn’t realize the postcards you sent me were YOUR artwork! I loooove them!! 😻

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


ladydy5 on Jun 16, 2015:

Welcome to 9 Little P0ckets, a little different then Pocket Letter swaps. Enjoy!

StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

LittleDonnaGirl on Oct 17, 2014:

I just wanted to stop by and invite you to join the Box (or envie) of Blessings #1 swap that has been added in the Bible Study group!

TwinMom on Oct 12, 2014:

Thank you so much for the postcard you sent my son! He loves it and it is perfect for his collection. Have A Happy Day! :)

Mugsie on Sep 30, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

From all of us at "WIYM"!

Heirloom on Sep 30, 2014:

Happy birthday!

thisismeAXiD on Sep 25, 2014:

Thank you for signing my PC from R23 (twice!) for Adventures of the Traveling PC!

<3 Mer

biasbabe on Aug 11, 2014:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

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