I hope I can make this make sense. I was flipping through older scrapbooks the other day and my style has changed a lot over the years. Up until 5 or 6 years ago I had a very clean style. Mostly cardstock, Silhouette cuts, lots of journalling, and very photocentric. Then more and more patterned paper started creeping in, a couple of ink splatters here and there, but still: clean. But in the last 2 or 3 years I feel like I'm less about the pictures and journalling and photos and more about playing with my crafty toys and trying new techniques and trends I see on YouTube. This isn't bad, but sometimes I step back from a finished layout and have a harder time telling what's "me" and what's my version of some trend in the industry.
So, I'm wondering if others ever wrestle with staying true to their style while evolving, and how people can step back and take stock of what their doing and try to objectively decide what's "me" and what is too much of the outside world having maybe too much influence on my pages. (too much influence in that the final page doesn't feel like me or flow with the other pages in the album, etc.)
Or...maybe I'm nuts and the only person who sometimes finishes a layout and doesn't always feel like what I've done is genuine.