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
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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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Leannewe have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.  Hand painted wood sign, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs.  Up for auction to raise money for Cancer Research! we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.  Hand painted wood sign, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs.  Up for auction to raise money for Cancer Research! we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.  Hand painted wood sign, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs.  Up for auction to raise money for Cancer Research! we have this hope as an anchor for our soul, firm and secure.  Hand painted wood sign, by Because (I Think) I Can Designs.  Up for auction to raise money for Cancer Research!

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

Giveaway!…. be mine

giveaway be mine 1

Good morning Wednesday!!! And April Fools Day!! How many of you got fooled this morning??

It’s GIVEAWAY time again!!! But first, announcing yesterday’s winner of the “tonight I’ll fall asleep with you in my heart…” the winner is…. Lindsey Tuke Hemmerling!!! Congrats Lindsey, and please send me a private message to work out pick up details!
Thank you all who participated in yesterday’s giveaway, it was really fun. You all got me to almost 400 likes on Instagram!

Now, for today’s giveaway!! You’ll recognize this one from Valentine’s day…
This adorable 12″x12″ wood sign has been hand painted on reclaimed wood, painted gold with gold sparkles, with a white heart, heavily distressed. be mine has been hand painted in black.
This sign has a wire hanger on the back for easy hanging.

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
*like AND share this post (and leave me a comment letting me know you did) on Facebook (if you aren’t on Facebook, just do the rest :)  )

*visit my website http://www.becauseithinkican.com , and leave me a comment on one of my posts

*receive an extra entry into the giveaway for becoming a follower of my website (you’ll receive my website posts into your email this way… perfect, in case you find you miss my Facebook posts sometimes) (and leave me a comment here letting me know you did, so I can give you an extra entry)

*if you are already a follower of my website, just leave me a comment on my website, letting me know!

That’s it!!

***SMALL PRINT: the winner will have to pay shipping if shipping is needed (pick up is in Abbotsford). To ship within Canada: $14.00 … to the US: $19.00

Good luck and have a great day! I will announce the winner tomorrow morning (Thursday) along with tomorrow’s GIVEAWAY!

 

be mine, gold and white, hand painted wood sign, white heart, hand painted letters "be mine", by : Because (I Think) I Can Designs be mine, gold and white, hand painted wood sign, white heart, hand painted letters "be mine", by : Because (I Think) I Can Designs be mine, gold and white, hand painted wood sign, white heart, hand painted letters "be mine", by : Because (I Think) I Can Designs

GIVEAWAY! …and tonight I’ll fall asleep with you in my heart…

and tonight I'll fall asleep with you in my heart

Good morning Tuesday!! It’s “Spring Cleaning” GIVEAWAY time again!!!

**BUT first, the winner of yesterday’s GIVEAWAY, “follow your arrow wherever it points” by random draw is ……. SANDRA DAVIS!! Sandra, please private message me to work out the details for pick up!! Congrats! <3 and tonight I'll fall asleep with you in my heart, hand painted and hand lettered by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs, Giveaway!!! and tonight I'll fall asleep with you in my heart, hand painted and hand lettered by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs, Giveaway!!! and tonight I'll fall asleep with you in my heart, hand painted and hand lettered by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs, Giveaway!!! **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, today’s GIVEAWAY… “and tonight I’ll fall asleep with you in my heart” 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″. All signs are completely hand painted. All signs are finished with a coat of wax for a smooth and protected surface, and include a wire hanger on the back for easy hanging.

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
*like AND share this post on my Facebook page
*follow me on Instagram @becauseithinkicandesigns
*leave me a comment on my Facebook post, letting me know you did both those things! That’s it!!

**Already follow me on Instagram? leave me a comment there, letting me know why you would like to win this sign….

**Not on Instagram? Leave me a SECOND comment on my Facebook post letting me know, and letting me know why you would like to win this sign.

**Not on Facebook OR Instagram??  Leave me a comment here on this website post, letting me know why you would like to win this prize!!

***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 (Wednesday) along with tomorrow’s GIVEAWAY!

<3 Leanne

GIVEAWAY! Follow your arrow…

follow your arrow

Good morning Monday!! It’s GIVEAWAY time!!! A perfect way to start a sleepy Monday – it is our first day back to school after Spring Break, and it was soooo hard to get out of bed on time… plus, my body is still on Hawaii time
(for those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, I added a couple Hawaii photos to this post :)  )

I have a ton of spring cleaning to do in my shop, so this week will be full of giveaways!!!!!
This morning’s GIVEAWAY is this cute little sign: this adorable little sign was inspired by the fun and cheeky Kacey Musgraves country song. Hand painted in Peacock Teal and distressed, this 6″x11″ sign was painted on pine. This sign has a wire hanger on the back for easy hanging. (retail value: $15.00)
SMALL PRINT: the winner will have to pay shipping if shipping is needed (pick up is in Abbotsford). To ship within Canada: $14.00 … to the US: $18.00


To enter this GIVEAWAY, all you have to do is go to my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/becauseithinkican , (make sure you follow my page!) and on Facebook,  like and share this giveaway post, and comment on what you would do with this sign if you win it! Easy breezy for this lazy morning.


Good luck, and I will announce the winner tomorrow morning (Tuesday) along with tomorrow’s GIVEAWAY!
<3
Leanne

follow your arrow, hand painted wood sign, giveaway

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Hawaii:

Well, after a week of enjoying sea, sand, sunsets, sailing, snorkeling and sunburns with my husband on Maui, Hawaii, I am truly relaxed and happy. And I can actually honestly say I am glad to be home. We had the time of our lives, but it is fun to be back with our 3 little wild ones again. I missed those guys!!

Because (I Think) I Can's photo.
Because (I Think) I Can's photo.
Because (I Think) I Can's photo.
Because (I Think) I Can's photo.

 

Today is a Good Day for a Good Day, AUCTION for Canadian Cancer Society

Today is a Good Day for A Good Day, going up for Auction February 20th, 100% proceeds being donated for Cancer Research!! Hand painted wood sign, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

This sign is going up for AUCTION tomorrow {Friday the 20th} at noon, on my Facebook page! I would LOOOOVVVEEE your participation!! 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 February donation is this 16″x24″ wood sign, “today is a good day for a good day”. I am loving this quote lately, and I know there is someone out there that needs this quote handing on their walls. This sign has been painted in Gull Grey, with Raven lettering, lightly distressed, with a painted 1″ “frame” in Raven. 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 tomorrow, Friday the 20th. The auction will stay open for 24 hours. Last bid must be in before the 24 hours are up, Saturday afternoon at noon. Example: if I post my auction at 12:00 noon, the last and winning bid must be in by 11:59:59, 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 within Canada will be $18, and to the USA will be $27.00. If you win the bid, PLEASE message me here 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 please check out my Facebook Page tomorrow!

Today is a Good Day for A Good Day, going up for Auction February 20th, 100% proceeds being donated for Cancer Research!!  Hand painted wood sign, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs Today is a Good Day for A Good Day, going up for Auction February 20th, 100% proceeds being donated for Cancer Research!!  Hand painted wood sign, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs Today is a Good Day for A Good Day, going up for Auction February 20th, 100% proceeds being donated for Cancer Research!!  Hand painted wood sign, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs Today is a Good Day for A Good Day, going up for Auction February 20th, 100% proceeds being donated for Cancer Research!!  Hand painted wood sign, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs Today is a Good Day for A Good Day, going up for Auction February 20th, 100% proceeds being donated for Cancer Research!!  Hand painted wood sign, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

<3 Leanne

She believed she could so she did, up for auction!

She believed she could so she did

Thank you so much for your support and comments on yesterday morning’s post… this one is in continuation of that post… this is how my heart has been pulling at me, and it begins with this sign…

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 first donation is this 24″x24″ wood sign, “She believed she could so she did”. Obviously, this is a quote that means a lot to me, and I know there is a woman out there that needs this quote handing on her walls. This sign has been painted in Warm White, heavily distressed, with a painted 1″ “frame” in Cast Iron. The edges have been slightly distressed. The wording is also in Cast Iron, and has been slightly distressed. 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 if you wish:

To reach an even wider audience, I have decided to post this sign for auction on Abbotsford Bidding Wars through facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/236712796450451/?fref=ts)
It is a closed group, so in order to participate, you must first join the group. If you have problems joining but would like to participate, please let me know asap. (There are quite a few rules on this site. I will mention the big ones following, however you might want to read all the rules posted at the top of the bidding wars site).

I will post this sign up for auction hopefully at noon TODAY. An auction stays open for 24 hours. Last bid must be in before the 24 hours are up. Example: if I post my auction at 12:00 noon, the last and winning bid must be in by 11:59:59, before the clock strikes noon.
To bid on this particular site, you are supposed to be able to pick up from Abbotsford. IF you need shipping, please don’t mention it there. Just know that I will collect shipping from you on top of your winning bid. In this case, Payment for the sign plus shipping can be made though Paypal, and please pay asap. Shipping within Canada will be $18, and to the USA will be $30.00. If you win the bid, and you need shipping, PLEASE email me at leanne@becauseithinkican.com, or message my Facebook page Because (I Think) I Can, immediately to make arrangements.

And lastly (whew!) please share this info for anyone who needs it! Either 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 I can do something!

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<3 Leanne

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

 

 

Lead Me Guide Me, hand painted prayer for 2015

Lead Me Guide Me, hand painted prayer for 2015, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, I am on my second year of choosing a prayer for the year instead. I love this new tradition. My husband and I went into 2015 with excitement of the new year ahead, but also with nerves and anxiety of all the changes our family will be going through over the next year, plus with heavy hearts of yet another family member being diagnosed with cancer.

The song I woke up with in my head in the new year was this one: “Lead me, guide me, along the way, for if you lead me I will not stray. Lord let me walk each day with you, lead me my whole life through.”

In prayer with this song, painted and living in our bedroom so I can see it every morning, my heart has been pulled in a certain direction. Obviously, we all know cancer sucks. It has now reared it’s ugly head into mine and my husband’s families, and I’d say about 80% of the signs I am hired to paint are because of cancer in some way. So this year I plan to “do small things with great love”, because “it is better to give than to receive”. Tomorrow morning I plan to show you/tell you what I hope to do this year in response to this…

In the meantime, enjoy this post, and have a great night!

<3 Leanne

Lead Me Guide Me, hand painted prayer for 2015, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

Lead Me Guide Me, hand painted prayer for 2015, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs

The Lord’s Prayer, family tree, custom painted, wood sign

The Lord's Prayer and Family Tree

When I paint custom sings that include words from songs, I love listening to the requested song while I create, for inspiration. For The Lord’s Prayer, Jackie Evancho’s version is by far my favorite.  To be able to sing like that… makes me wish the Lord’s Prayer was sung in church as often as we say it.
I hope you love this custom sign… I adore the family it went to, it was such an honor to paint their family tree and with the powerful words of The Lord’s Prayer.  I hope they love it, and that it lives many happy years on their walls!
Hope you all love it too!
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The Lord's Prayer, Family Tree, beautiful! hand painted wood sign, custom art, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs The Lord's Prayer, Family Tree, beautiful! hand painted wood sign, custom art, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs The Lord's Prayer, Family Tree, beautiful! hand painted wood sign, custom art, by: Because (I Think) I Can Designs