That's scrapbook paper? Wow, you'd never know! Can I ask where you got it? I was looking through some scrapbook paper for exactly this reason today but couldn't find any that was suitable.
I took my most recent set of pics on my deck in indirect natural light with a mini straw bale and mini pumpkins, with that fake spiderweb stuff. You can see them in the hairbow gallery under "Halloween Share". I'm hoping to get a mini Christmas tree to use as a prop for Christmas items. I think things like that really add to the photo, and are more fun than a plain background.