That habit translates into scrapbooking too. Designing the page comes quickly for me; depending on the photos and story, the orientation tends to fit together best in only a few ways. There I'm not so creative.
Once I build the foundation, I go to town with the details. Being a relatively linear and simple gal, I don't like the details to overwhelm the page, but I do like them to be eye catching and to invite the viewer in to look again and closer. Here's the latest page where I did that:
I did this page for the Big Picture class Twelve. I didn't include the bigger photo of my boys on the camping LO I made, so I pulled older personality shots of the boys and put them altogether on this page to write about how they are rich in personality.
Here's some of the details I love and add to page after page:
1. Misting. Here I just did light sprays of Studio Calico Mister Huey Clover and Lemonade.
2. Layered border punches. I got the idea for the staggered layering from this pin on Pinterest.
3. Label stamps to identify photo locations. I tend to do this on multiphoto pages, of which I do a lot. These stamps I got in a kit from Studio Calico a long time ago. I use this punch by EK Success for them.
4. Stitched photo corners. This is a quick and easy WOW to add to pages. Lay down a ruler and punch holes every 1/4 inch. Then backstitch using three strands of DMC.
5. Journaling strips. I space the journaling 1.5, then trim them and adhere them. I usually outline, though in this case I misted then inked the edges.
6. Stitched title in two different fonts. Make sure you machine stitch before adhering the chunky accents. (The dog hair is an unintended detail.)
7. Cluster of small embellishments, usually on a larger paper base. That's what stash is for. (By the way, note the damaged paper where I removed then reapplied the gem zigzag. Oops.)
So there's a few of my favorite details. What are some of your favorites that you like to add to a page for a little somethin' somethin'?