HELLO CANADA!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Canada Day and first full week of summer holidays with the kids home from school! I had a great, “short” work week but must say having a holiday on a Tuesday played havoc with my brain. All week I seemed to have lost a day. I missed two appointments thinking they were the “next” day and here I am LATE with WHERE YOU CREATE! …oiy vey! I am sticking with the saying…”better late than never”! Without further delay, let’s take a peek into Monica Longard’s basement retreat. I am thinking this is a great place to sneak into on a hot, summer day!

 

I first started scrapbooking in 2012. I took over the room we used for our computer/guest room.  It was about 108 square feet and had some basic shelving in it and my husband built me a couple more shelves.  I quickly outgrew that space so he offered to make me a better space in our basement.

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I now have 440 square feet. He built a sub floor for me as our basement was unfinished and had a cement floor that gets very cold in the winter and sometimes water in the spring/summer.

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He then transferred the desks and shelves from upstairs to the basement; plus built me quite a bit more shelving and a new work table made from a Pinterest idea.

We took our old basement door and covered it and set it on two sets of bookshelves. This is my main work space and I had to get a drafting chair to work at it!

I also have room for about 4 other tables so I can have had my own mini-crops with friends.

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I think my favorite things about my room are the door-table and the shelving my husband built where I can display my projects.

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My favorite storage units are the clear drawers on wheels at one end of the room.

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As you can see I have practically every type of storage idea you can think of! I kind of like them all!

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I am normally down there at least once or twice a week (minimum). I like finding even a few minutes down there as often as I can!  If I am working on a bigger project I can be down there every day! My husband also works from home quite regularly so it is a fun way for us to spend time together even when he has to work.

We want to see where you scrapbook or craft! It is so easy! Snap a few photos of your space and tell us a bit about it. Email your photos (as attachments to a SINGLE email, please) to Kim at kim[at]canadianscrapbooker[dot]ca. Each Friday, Kim will pick a scrap space to highlight on our blog. We are so excited to see where you have been creating!
We want to see where you scrapbook or craft! It is so easy! Snap a few photos of your space and tell us a bit about it. Email your photos (as attachments to a SINGLE email, please) to Kim at kim[at]canadianscrapbooker[dot]ca. Each Friday, Kim will pick a scrap space to highlight on our blog.
We are so excited to see where you have been creating!


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  1. Love your space! Also couldn’t help notice the Duran Duran poster and I believe that is Keanu reeves. I love them both!!

  2. L.r. Smith Reply

    Love your space there… I could craft for hours there too!!
    Thanks for the insite into it.. always enjoy seeing how someone organizes or keeps things.. (ideas I hadn’t thought of yet.. lol)
    I on the other hand.. will NOT be sending pictures in.. it’s wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tooooooooooooo disorganized.. YIKES.. to send in a picture of it.. I need a work room the size of a fooooooootballllllllllll field!! LOL!! 😉

  3. What a wonderful space and to be able to invite fellow scrapers over for a scrapfest, lucky you. I have a very small space and am always looking for organizational ideas. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for all the compliments! I love my space and I am so happy I have such a supportive husband who made it for me. And yes Kimberly those are Duran Duran and Keanu Reeves posters on the wall!

  5. Hi, Monica

    I am from Brasil and noticed you have some “Turma da Monica” material… awesome!!!

    My kid, Giulia, 7, loves their adventures – and so do I!!!

    By the way, you have a great craft space, love the details, the storage ideas.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Monica Longard Reply

      Thanks Claudia. Yes my brother spent a year working in Brazil so brought me back some of the Monica stuff. He thought I would like it. And thanks on the compliments on my space. Monica

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