after looking through my gallery over at Studio Calico the other day, it came to me!
i have a "style"
it's called... cluster, tilt, sew and/or staple! :)
those are the styles or techniques that are invariably on every layout i create.
just look at the post below for a perfect example!
1)clustering: i love putting photos, papers, embellishments in a cluster fashion & normally to the right or left of the page.
2) tilting: i can't help myself on this one. i most generally always tilt my photos. it kind of makes me chuckle! ;)
3) sewing/stapling: my must do technique(s) for ANY layout. sewing just adds dimension and a little edginess...edgy maybe b/c i don't stick to straight lines here either ;)
this also helps secure ribbon or anything else that is not sticking well. honestly, i haven't found an adhesive that would do a better job.
recently, i purchased Tim Holtz's tiny attacher and it is a perfect addition to my office supply addiction.
that is my basic foundation for a page, other than making the photo the primary focus.
add some mist, a punched shape, fabric, old typewriter typing, or other fun lettering and there ya go.
most of my layouts also come together in 15-30 minutes. i NEVER over think a layout, which is contradictory to my project life over thinking...that is a whole other story!
what a cute little goob!