Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 6:22 am


Date Joined: June 20, 2013
Last Online: January 2, 2021
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 36 year old wife, mother (daughter-18 and stepdaughter-15), first grade teacher. I also own the stationery shop on Etsy, “Light in the Mailbox” which is my big project, soon to be my full time job! (Find me on Instagram and YouTube @Lightinthemailbox 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, vegan cooking. I also enjoy calming/grounding exercises such as yoga. 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 love to travel and in 2019 I took a trip to England, The Netherlands, Czech 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, boho/bohemian style

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

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, eco-friendly

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

G- gelli prints, glittery things, galaxy

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

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, recycled

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

T- Tea, teacups, teapots, travel, trees, 1920's, turquoise, teal, two-dollar bills, Tao Te Ching, turtles, Trans-Ams (car), Tombow Brush markers

U- Urban sketching, umbrellas, unicorns, UFOs, upcycled

V- Vintage book pages, vintage magazine pages, vegan

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


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!

Dislikes: black magic related items, food (I have so many allergies, it’s difficult), anything applied to skin (again allergies) small paper scraps, anything blatantly morbid/meant to induce fear.


Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! I like the way you matched the stickers and washi on the back. Have a great day!
usctrojans79 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #11 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
JJcrafty rated for Blind Envie Swap #2 - US on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Love everything! Thank you so very much.
elflady rated for Collaged Face PC on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for reposting this swap.I am very impressed with it. elflady
Ellen101 rated for CPG Collage PC #2 - US Only on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Shawsha, I thank you so much for the beautifully collaged pc you made for me. I love it. I love the colors, shapes and then the bright yellow flower! It shows that you really put your time into it. So appreciated! 💝
J198928 rated for SF ~ Pick 3 USA ~ Fall on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies love it all. :)
camelsamba rated for PA: September Song on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. I like the mixture of leaves. Trees haven't quite started changing colors up here but it's bound to be soon!
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! ❤

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ittybittykitty on Sep 8, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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!

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