Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:29 pm


Date Joined: June 20, 2013
Last Online: July 30, 2022
Birthday: September 30
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 37 year old wife, mother (kids 16 & 18). I own the stationery shop on Etsy, “Light in the Mailbox” (Find me on Instagram and YouTube @Lightinthemailbox which has just become by full-time career after 13 years of teaching! During my teaching career I have taught K-8 art, speech/language therapy, special education, and English to Chinese students, and most recently, 1st grade. I live in a small town in Missouri, USA. I'm so excited to build my collection of postcards, ATCs, mail art, zines, and other good stuff and get to know swappers and artists from around the globe. My current obsession is making, swapping, and collecting zines! 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 and meditation. As far as art, I have a diverse taste! 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! If you're from one of these places, I love receiving postcards that remind me of my short time there!

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) or a zine 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, zines

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.


laprochaine rated for CPG Minizines #30 - Global on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: A teacher turned artist! I absolutely love that. These are the first zines I’ve ever received. It’s cool that you sent me the first one you made. Thank you ☺️
venzo2b rated for Ugly PC Swap #54 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard ! You're right, it's not an ugly one, just a weird card 🙂
SunTradeToo rated for Celestial PC Swap on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌞
tcornell rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Really loved both of your zines! Thank you ♥♥♥
Comment: I love these, Shawsha, thanks!! Haikus are awesome and I like your art, too. I'm pretty sure I've received one of your postcards?? The dinosaur one with the buildings. Aside from the obvious "cute swap" factor here--what a smart way to market your art! Great idea.
writemoreletters rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jun 20, 2022
Comment: Your zine made me LOL! It was very funny and clever! And your coloring book! You are talented! Thanks for a great swap!
aspens rated for WIYM: KNOCK KNOCK WHOS THERE? URANUS on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending this my way! It's so peaceful, like it comes straight out of a children's book. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! 💜
srharmon4381 rated for Oversized Postcard on Jun 12, 2022
Comment: Such a cool PC! Thank you! Xx Shannon
Response: You're Welcome! 💙
soyprincesa2 rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: What a clever take on this theme. I loved the memes. I could relate to almost all except... I never did anything to the photos in the yearbook. As I looked at the pages I started to guess how old you were and my guess by the end was that you were born in 1983. So... apparently I was only off by a couple years. Anyway... thanks so much! Thanks for the extra zine too. Cute illustrations.
Response: Yup, I was born in 1984 so you were so close! It was a fun swap. :)
lrm1980 rated for Childhood Memories Zine #2 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for both fantastic zines! Based on your childhood memories zine, I’m guessing that we are close in age! :)
Response: I am 37, so if your user name is an indication of your age then we are just a few years apart. 😁
debbiespoms rated for WTF PC Swap R8 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks very much, for the WTF Alien! Really weird, it is!
Response: You're welcome! 👽
Ajijic rated for Zines #7 on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: dear Shawsha, today I was the lucky recipient of swap #7 and I received you two lovely zines.Thank you so very much, they are just adorable. I loved them and I love your art. You are so talented.I love your address stickers and I love the way you made the envelope. My husband thought they are the most clever idea since sliced cheese. Thanks ever so much. Sure hope we'll be partners again. Barbara
Response: I'm so glad you liked them, and I am pleased with myself that someone thinks it's so clever! 😁I'm sure we will be partners again, take care!
Ajijic rated for Zines #14 on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Hi Shawsha, thank you for your beautiful zine, it's marvelous. You made my day!!
Response: Aww, you're welcome!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Woodland Creatures PC Swap R2 on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Super cute postcard. My best friend is an Alpha too! So interesting! Thank you for sharing ❤️
SkaGirl rated for Sunset PC Swap R2 on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful postcard, thank you! :)
Vickyen rated for CPG QUICKIE: Dog or Cat PC - US on May 26, 2022
Comment: Hi Shawsha! Thank you for the lovely cat pc and share for Team Cat! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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!

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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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