Just a sampling of the things I said "sayonara" to in the last week (plus 1 new thing). Mostly books and craft supplies, plus another bundle of my daughter's homemade dresses.
If you think this looks like a mess, that's somewhat intentional, as that's what I am trying to clean up in my house.
The basic technique is my "blocked design" approach. Throw all the photos on the page, then start arranging and layering. I like to use MM Documents for layers.
The new Sayonara Collection (coming soon) provided the background, transfers, title and word elements.