Setting up shop in NoCo Crop Stop

Want to play with some cool art products and make beautiful projects? We do! And we’ll show you how. Free Heart has officially opened for business and we’ve been busy meeting new people, playing with paint, and setting up shop at our new home in Windsor, the NoCo Crop Stop!

 Free Heart's little corner of Heaven at NoCo Crop Stop.

Free Heart's little corner of Heaven at NoCo Crop Stop.

 One of Free Heart's first official classes at NoCo Crop Stop - altered Prima birdcage. So cute! And how cute are Nina and Joy with Tanya?

One of Free Heart's first official classes at NoCo Crop Stop - altered Prima birdcage. So cute! And how cute are Nina and Joy with Tanya?

Months ago, when Tanya and I were just in the planning stages of Free Heart, we knew a retail component to the business was something we wanted to work towards, but we had it in or long-term plans. And then in early 2016 Kim Racine and Linda Gernert, two of the business-owners of the NoCo cooperative, asked us if we would be interested in sharing a retail space in their beautiful little shop. Tanya had already been teaching classes periodically at NoCo for several months on her own, and she had cropped there many times in the past, so she knew what an amazing opportunity we had been given. We would have the perfect space to teach classes, an inspiring creative space from which to work, and a little corner of heaven to set up shop! We just knew we couldn’t pass it up so we fast-tracked the retail plan and jumped on board. We officially joined the cooperative on April 1, and we couldn't be more excited.

We’d like to invite all our friends and past students to come visit us at NoCo soon. Many of you have already been there, and I know some of you are regulars, but for those of you who haven’t yet visited, let me tell you a little about what you’ll find there:

 NoCo Crop Stop has such a relaxing, creative vibe.

NoCo Crop Stop has such a relaxing, creative vibe.

We're conveniently located right off of I-25 at the Windsor exit. The 1000 square-foot cropping room seats 30 to 35 people and has such a relaxing, creative vibe. You can walk-in and crop, or make private group reservations. There are also sponsored crop events and classes throughout the month with the cooperative's vendors on site to satisfy all your scrap-booking and mixed-media needs. And these ladies are creative geniuses. There's Angie of Capture Kits, Kim of Memories Unlimited, Linda of Crop-A-Latte and Tanya and yours truly of Free Heart!

We hope you can come check us out soon. In the meantime, check out the NoCo website and Facebook pages for more information.

See you soon, and happy creating!

Mindy