I have told you all about why I scrapbook and how much I love it, but I have told you nothing about myself. My name is Leah Matthews. I am an avid scrapbooker and a stay-at-home Mom to three incredible children. They are my inspiration for most of my projects, although my son is getting to the age where he doesn’t care to have his picture taken every five minutes or so.
My kids are all school aged and I have one boy and two girls. They are great fun most of the time and they keep me busy with all their various activities. Being Canadian, most of these activities involve a skating rink (skating lessons, figure skating lessons and hockey).
Before I was a stay-at-home Mom to the world’s greatest three children, I was an overworked and unhappy lawyer. While I love anything to do with research and writing, I did not love many of the duties of being a lawyer. I am a much happier Mom since leaving my career four years ago. Now, I have some time to indulge my hobbies, which are reading, writing fiction and scrapbooking. My interests are most things historical and everything Harry Potter and Disney, especially Harry Potter.
I have been scrapbooking for approximately nine years. I started for two reasons. The first one is that my beloved sister-in-law, Jen, bought me a whole bunch of things for Christmas one year and my friend Gwen kept asking me to scrapbook with her. A couple of layouts in, everything clicked and I have never looked back. I attend scrapbooking retreats about twice a year on average and I scrapbook regularly both with friends and on my own.
As for my obsession about Harry Potter, I think I will let one of my layouts speak for me: