For June, July, and August I used patterned scrapbook papers as the "base" for my planners. I might have already told you I'm using a sketchbook this month and so far, I LOVE it. Here is my September page:
I wanted to experiment with backgrounds, so this one was lightly sprayed with alcohol ink:
This one completely blank:
And this one covered with papers:
So far, my favorite is the sprayed background underneath the notecards. I'm having LOTS of fun this month!