All things hand painted…

Mother's Day, roots and wings, beautiful, with tree and birds, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

Here I am catching you up on all my posts again :)  I’m not always near my computer, or have it available to me (fighting with 3 kids over it!), so posting to my site isn’t as easy as posting to Facebook or Instagram.  .. but here’s some updates on what I’ve been up to lately…

May 20th….

#‎fairygarden‬ . I am so in love with fairies, and gardens… And since my girls don’t play enough with their play-mobile fairies, I decided, why not?? So I pulled this together for my girls. Guess what they are playing with now? ;)

fairy garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 21st…

custom hand painted pillow <3 breathe in the good, breathe out the bad
hope you love it!

breathe in the good pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 22…

I am sooooo excited to be drinking my first coffee this morning out of my “hope” watercolour design mug!!! 15 oz mug holds the perfect amount of coffee. 😊. Order yours and more, from my shop, at www.society6.com/becauseithinkicandesigns . {this painting is also available as an instant download in my etsy shop for only $5!, www.etsy.com/shop/BecauseIThinkiCan} ‪#‎hope‬‪#‎wehavethishopeasananchorforoursouls‬‪#‎hebrews6‬‪#‎handpainted‬‪#‎mug‬‪#‎mugwithquote‬‪#‎turquoise‬‪#‎anchor‬‪#‎goodmorning‬‪#‎society6‬

hope mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on May 22, I got 2 new designs up, that I am very excited about!  Both these designs are available as an Instant Digital Download for only $5 in my etsy shop, and available printed on anything you can imagine in my society6 shop.  Have you checked that shop out yet??  Pleeeeeeaaaaaasssse do!!!  I am more than excited about it!

fall? no, fly!  hand painted, hand written.  fall? no, fly!  digital design.  Available in my etsy shop, and in my society6 shop!  Because (I Think) I Can Designs. cuddles and coffee today please, hand painted, hand written.  digital design.  Available in my etsy shop, and in my society6 shop!  Because (I Think) I Can Designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 25…

A terrible picture, but my ‪#‎fullhandsfullheart‬ large sized tote just arrived, and I love it. It’s huge. My ‪#‎handpainteddesign‬ , your choice for what to have it printed on!  again, in my Society6 shop.  On this day, society6 was also offering 20% off plus Free shipping, which is AWESOME.  I’m trying to get better at posting it here in time, but you’ll be at a better advantage if you follow me by Facebook or Instagram.

tote

 

 

 

 

 

May 26th….

this 1 Corinthians “love” sign has now been posted to etsy! Plus, I have posted a new and very popular “she believed she could so she did” sign. Check them out in detail at https://www.etsy.com/shop/becauseithinkican . and remember, if you are local and can pick it up (Abbotsford) just add the code WILLPICKUP during the paying process so you won’t be charged shipping.
Hope you love them!

love, 1 Corinthians 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hand painted wood sign, she believed she could so she did, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And lastly, today…

Here is a favorite of mine, to paint and to look at :) This custom sign was painted for a special mom for this past Mother’s Day. … I’m considering painting a few of these to post into my etsy shop, and the buyer can customize it with the amount of birds and colors of the birds. Who might be interested in this?

Mother's Day, roots and wings, beautiful, with tree and birds, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day, and enjoy the sunshine!

<3 Leanne

 

Cancer Research Fundraising

we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, hebrews 6, hand painted by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

Good morning Monday!! I hope you all had a beaaauuutiful weekend!
So today’s post is about my cancer research fundraising. In the beginning of the year I promised to offer up a sign each month for auction, and the profits would go to the Canadian Cancer Society. So far you have all helped me raise $200!! Awesome!!
Since I have to slow down on my sign painting, I decided to come up with some other ideas on raising money. So for the month of May, instead of a sign auction, this is what I’m doing:
**For the rest of the month of May, ANY profits made from the sale of THIS “hope” painting {pictured}, will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society!
This includes all digital downloads of the print from my etsy store, and profits from all purchases of this specific design from my society6 store.
Please check out my stores and consider helping out!
-some of you have had questions about sizing for the tops from Society6…. I honestly don’t know how they fit yet, but I have ordered myself some tank tops, and went with being safe and ordered larger than I normally wear. … I will update you when I receive my order! –

<3 Leanne

we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, hebrews 6, hand painted by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, hebrews 6, hand painted by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, hebrews 6, hand painted by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, hebrews 6, hand painted by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

 

Digital Downloads now available!

available for instant digital download! www.etsy.com/shop/becauseithinkican

I now have these 3 prints available for instant download in my etsy shop!! For only $6.20, you can purchase any of these prints, and you will receive an instant download of it in both pdf format, and as a jpg. Once you own it, you can print it off as often as you want! Print it off on normal paper, on heavy cardstock paper for a more professional look, frame it, tape it to your wall…Or send it off to your favorite printers… Due to my new digital design skills, these prints are of high quality, you could have them printed off small to make cards, or blow them up onto huge canvases if you wish!! Visit my shop for all the details. Maybe this is exactly what you needed for that Mother’s Day gift??!!

www.etsy.com/shop/becauseithinkican

and don’t forget about my new online shop, where you can get these same designs plus more available on T shirts, bags, iPhone cases, mugs, pillows, tank tops… and more!  I’d love for you to visit and to give my products some <3 … just click on the hearts by the products, to show me your favorites!! www.society6.com/becauseithinkicandesigns

Habe a beautiful, wonderful, Mother’s Day weekend!

<3
leanne.

available for instant digital download!  www.etsy.com/shop/becauseithinkican

available for instant digital download!  www.etsy.com/shop/becauseithinkican

available for instant digital download!  www.etsy.com/shop/becauseithinkican

Designs now available in T-shirts, phone cases, canvas bags, and more!!!

I am so freakin’ excited, I can’t stand it!! I finally figured it out, and have my first design up on a site called Society6… go to http://society6.com/becauseithinkicandesigns and you can now get my “she believed she could so she did”, “hope” and new, “Be Still” designs on anything and everything you can imagine! T shirts, mugs, laptop cases, iPhone covers, even shower curtains! (not sure why you would want to do that, but you know ;)  ) … Society 6 ships WORLDWIDE (so now all my peeps in Australia and New Zealand can order too!) … and they OFTEN have FREE shipping world wide, which I will be sure to update you when it happens.


How this works… I have created a digital file of my artwork, and posted it to my new store on Society6. Society6 will make the products there, plus ship it to you. This gives you the opportunity to order what I’ve posted on anything you want, and gives me time to hang with my kiddos ;)


As soon as I can get around to it, I will be posting these same prints to my etsy site, so you can purchase a digital download and print it off at home for yourself if you wish. I will also be adding more products to Society6 when I can!  I’ll be sure to keep you updated.


I hope this excites you as much as it does for me!!

And for those of you who haven’t heard yet, I have made the decision to stop taking more custom orders. I don’t know when/if I will resume, and although it’s so hard turning down your amazing requests, I feel completely at peace with this change. I need some time to focus on being a stay-at-home mom again, instead of a stay-at-home mom with a busy little business. Stick with me though please!! I’ll still be painting signs, just not at the pace that I was. PLUS, now I am working with Society6… Cuz I know you would all love my art on some mugs, t-shirts, pillows, and to print off at home to hang and frame… Am I right??!! . So, obviously, some transition happening here, but I hope you find it just as exciting as I do!!


<3 Leanne

Some ideas of what you can find in my new online shop: http://society6.com/becauseithinkicandesigns  be sure to check it out for yourself!!

 

ideas of what you can find on Society6 by: Because (I Think) I Can Designstshirt

 

 

hope 2

ideas of what you can find on Society6 by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

ideas of what you can find on Society6 by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catching up…

as for me and my house we will serve the Lord

I’ve been quite horrible lately at updating the website here…. so today I’m just gonna throw it all at you ;)  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you will have seen these already, but for those of you who only follow me here, my apologies!!

First, thanks to my friend Sandra, I now have new and gorgeous pictures of my kids up on the walls.<3 <3 <3

family photos in an atique window frame.  Adorable!

Next is this beautiful sign I had the honor of custom painting for a customer.  I’ve painted this sign before, but this one turned out so perfect with the knot hole at the top.  <3
hand painted pallet wood sign, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
hand painted pallet wood sign, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Next was this very long post. A little insight into my heart and soul.

hand painted hand lettered, love so amazing so divine

Then… our middle baby turned 7!! For her friends goody bags, I painted them all personalized t-shirts. They all wore them all evening long. Adorable!

custom hand painted t-shirts!  Perfect birthday party goody-bag gift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And lastly, I had the opportunity to custom paint a wood sign of this business’s logo, for this travel agency, to hang in the office. We all love the way it turned out! Hope you love it too, and if you need to book a trip, think of giving these guys a call ;)
http://www.wandertravelgroup.com/

custom hand painted logo

Well, I hope that wasn’t too much goodness for you ;) Enjoy!

<3 Leanne

we have this hope

AUCTION IS OPEN TODAY AT NOON!!!

This sign is up for AUCTION today at noon, for the next 24 hours (closing tomorrow, Saturday at noon), HERE on my Facebook page! I would LOOOOVVVEEE your participation!! {Auction bids happen HERE, comment on THIS post. STARTING BID: $20} Here is what you need to know about it:

This is my 2015 goal for myself: I plan to donate one sign a month to put up for auction. 100% of the proceeds raised through auction will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. (www.cancer.ca) …This is my “doing something small with great love”. It is my hope that over the year, together we can raise $600.00 towards cancer research. {please read on for all the info you will need}

My March donation (a few weeks late) is this 21″x24″ wood sign, “hope”. From Hebrews 6:19 – we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure. I love this Bible verse, just thinking on it gives me peace. I hope it does the same for you, and I hope you love this design! This sign has been painted in FAT Paint’s Caribbean Blue, and Cast Iron, heavily distressed, the anchor painted in Gull Grey, with Caribbean Blue for the word ‘hope’. Like all my wood signs, this sign has been waxed to a smooth protective finish, and there is a wire hanger on the back for easy hanging.

I hope you are still all reading, because this is very close to my heart
:)
This is how the auction process will work, so you can all participate:

I have no control over how many people my posts reach, so to reach an even wider audience, and make for a more active auction, I’ll need your help in promoting. Please like and share the auction post, spread the word, let them know 100% of proceeds are being donated to cancer, so others can participate too.

I will post this sign up for auction at noon, Friday the 10th. The auction will stay open for 24 hours. Last bid must be in before the 24 hours are up, Saturday the 11th afternoon at noon. Example: I’m posting my auction at 12:00 noon, the last and winning bid must be in by 11:59:59, tomorrow, before the clock strikes noon.
You can see the exact time posted when you are at your computer, and you hover your mouse over the date of my post, the exact time of posting will show up.
The minimum bid will start at $20, and bidding must increase by a minimum of 50 cents each time.

Pick up for this sign is my place, Abbotsford BC. If you need shipping as the winner, that will be on top of your winning bid.
Payment for the sign plus shipping can be made though Paypal or email money transfer. I would like the winner to pay within 24 hours, or the win might go to the next person. Shipping for this sign within Canada will be $18, and to the USA will be $28.00. If you win the bid, PLEASE message me here or on my Facebook page immediately to make arrangements.

And lastly (whew!) please share this info for anyone who needs it! Share this post, let your friends know what I’m doing, that the sign is coming up for bid, and ALL the money is being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. If you have a friend who would like to bid, but isn’t on Facebook, maybe offer to help your friend out by bidding for her/him. My prayer is that somehow this effort makes a difference. I can’t do much, but together we can do something!

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Thank you, and Happy Bidding!
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Giveaway!! … You have my whole heart for my whole life

you have my whole heart

Good morning Thursday!!! The giveaways are going so well!! Today is another one, and then I’ll see what to do over the Easter holiday… how many of you will actually be at your computers over the holiday??

But FIRST, yesterday’s GIVEAWAY winner…. SHANNON COOK!!!! Congrats Shannon!! Message me for details on how to get it to you!!

And now, for today’s giveaway!!
“You have my whole heart for my whole life” was completely hand made, right down to the font being my very own hand writing. Painted on 1″ thick pine to look like a piece of loose leaf paper, this sign measures approximately 8 1/2″x11″.

Read the details carefully to make sure you get all your entries!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
*Entry 1: Like AND Share this post on Facebook. Leave a comment there letting me know you did.

*Entry 2: Follow me on Pinterest at this link: https://www.pinterest.com/leannemh/ Leave me a comment here letting me know you did. Not on Pinterest/already follow me on Pinterest? Leave me a comment here letting me know.

*Entry 3: Pin something on Pinterest from THIS link: https://www.pinterest.com/leannemh/my-work-because-i-think-i-can-designs/ (you won’t get your extra entry if it’s not from this link!!). Not on Pinterest? Leave me a comment letting me know one of your favorite signs of mine.

***SMALL PRINT: the winner will have to pay shipping if shipping is needed (pick up is in Abbotsford). To ship within Canada: $18.00 … to the US: $27.00

Good luck and have a great day! I will announce the winner tomorrow morning (Friday)!

<3 Leanne

you have my whole heart for my whole life, hand painted, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs you have my whole heart for my whole life, hand painted, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs you have my whole heart for my whole life, hand painted, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs