Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2021 11:43 am


Date Joined: June 20, 2013
Last Online: August 23, 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, autumn themed

B- Bob Ross, non-english book pages, Britain, Bible accessories, bicycles, 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, crystals, Christmas (at the right time of year), Current events (examples: covid/mask themed postcards, things pertaining to electric vehicles or tech, protest/cause themed cards), conspiracy theories, cartoons from the 80's/90's, cartoons specific to your country (if outside the 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, eco-friendly, Earthy/pagan

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

G- gelli prints, glittery things, galaxy, Gaia, "Greetings from (your place)"

H- hedgehogs, Harry Potter, hummingbirds, hearts, handmade envelopes, honeysuckle, handmade postcards, handmade stickers, Holiday themed (at the appropriate time of year)

I- Italy, international stamps

J- jewel tones, jets/planes

K- kawaii

L- Layers, llamas, lace, Libra, leaves, Marvel's "Loki"

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), propaganda-esque postcards

Q- Queens/kings/royalty from your country, 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, Slytherin (for my kid)

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

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

V- Vintage book pages, vintage magazine pages, vegan, vintage pin-up girls

W- wabi-sabi, washi tape, watercolor, whimsical, wildflowers, willow trees, windmills, witchy (but not satanic)


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: Tourist postcards from RANDOM places and you're just trying to get rid of a random postcard, food (I have so many allergies, it’s difficult), anything applied to skin (again allergies) small paper scraps, anything blatantly morbid/gory/meant to induce fear, hunting/animal cruelty.


Aseret25 rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely hand-drawn postcard! I hope your school year has gotten off to a great start! :)
BobaBarb rated for Sunshine in a postcard #5 on Aug 15, 2021
Comment: thank you for the adorable postcard, and the quote is so relevant!
kittyfun rated for Sunshine in a postcard #5 on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: Loved the postcard and quote. Thank you!
elinor rated for CPG Collage Crazy HMPC - Global on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great crazy postcard!
Comment: Shawsha! Oh my goodness, I just absolutely LOVE and ADORE the Flick ATC you sent me for this swap! I love Animal Crossing as well! I think my favorite character is Blathers, he is so cute! Also, thank you so much for the perfect bird stickers, I seriously love them with my whole entire heart, I am so appreciative and grateful for you and for everything that you sent me. Thank you so much again, you brought so much happiness into my life with this swap!! Sending you hugs! Addie<3
Response: Addie, I'm so happy that you liked everything! That makes me smile really big. Also, if you play Animal Crossing, my dream address is: DA-8469-2771-2779 💜
Myself333 rated for Totally Inappropriate PC Swap #2 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much doll! I felt the same way about your profile, haha, hope to see you in more swaps!
Response: 💜 I have to acquire some more inappropriate postcards! haha
nanadiana rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD SWAP on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the LouPaper bird pc. Lots of pretty birds!
Response: You're welcome, and I just realized that you were my partner in 2 recent swaps, and I sent you LouPaper postcards for both. Doh! They're my favorite, so I send them whenever I can!
Comment: These are great -- a little quirky! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You're welcome! The quirky ones always come in handy for swaps. :D
jeka396 rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art -Yellow on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the super cool collage of yellow used postage stamps! I especially love the vintage florals!
Response: You're welcome, happy swapping!
pattiairel rated for Small detash swap Usa only on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice deltas hug. Cute stuff!,,🦋
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. 💜
nanadiana rated for WIYM: FOOD POSTCARD SWAP on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the donut postcard. All look delicious! I can't believe I'm saying this since we usually have months of rain, but yes, we could use some of your rain. It is cooler now, in the high 70s, low 80s so it is actually perfect for me, but we could use the rain to put out the wildfires. Take care and thanks again!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the Missouri State card! That’s one I have never seen. Love it for my collection!
Response: Oh good, I'm glad you like it!💜
Zefaniya rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers - US on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool assortment of stickers..you rock!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! I've never seen a sewn card before :)
Response: You're welcome!
TabbyJay rated for CPG March 2021 Send a PC - Global on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Love this postcard! Thank you! Happy Spring!
Carollee922 rated for Just Because Postcard Swap#30 on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: I love this fairy, thank you for saving it for me!
armadillogal rated for WIYM: B & W PC Swap-USA on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great B & W pc...I like our winters here in NM...not much snow here where we are.
squince rated for Just Because Postcard Swap#30 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: How cute, thanks!
brooklynbunch rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #58 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card--I always thought Data was charming, and I liked his cat Spot. Susan (brooklynbunch)
tam2016 rated for Just Because Postcard Swap#30 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. You are right... this postcard looks really cool. I really like it!!

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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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