Believe Big

I have to tell you about something I am really excited about being a part of it. I have to tell you on the blog, first, because when I tell you about it in person I end up with what my son calls “my cry voice” where I try to talk but really I’m crying. 

Happy crying, but crying nonetheless. 

Last week I was in Phoenix, seeing studio owners from all across the country. We learn from each other, and one of the things we learned about is a program called Believe Big. You can learn a lot about this program and the wonderful people here. But here’s a little bit about them:

Believe Big is a non-profit Christian organization founded by Ivelisse and Jimmy Page after her battle with Stage IV colon cancer. Established in 2011, Believe Big is bridging the gap between conventional and complementary medicine for fighting cancer. Believe Big provides patients with hope, help, and healing.

They are good people, who touched our hearts. It was amazing to meet Ivelisse and hear her story, and hear about how a mug her children painted with the word BELIEVE on it was so meaningful to her. 

The organization is doing so many things, obviously, but one of the things they do is distribute painted mugs to encourage other people going through cancer treatment to BELIEVE. This is where Do It Yourself Crafts, and you, come in. 

You can paint a mug that will end up with someone who is going through cancer treatment. We are at a pretty early stage of our partnership, but I’m too excited to not tell you about it. 

You, or your group or organization, can come in to DIYC and paint a mug for the Believe Mug program. The cost for each mug is $15, and 40% of this will be donated to a local charity. All of the mugs will end up with people in cancer treatment. 

You can come in any time to paint a mug – $15 per person. Or take a Tub of Mugs with you, to paint at your location. This is perfect for scouts, church groups or anyone who wants to spend time painting, and sharing with others. 

If you are interested, please email me at I’m so excited to be a part of this. And I will probably cry every time one is painted. ????