I find the Essence line very versatile. I've used the paper, tags, and elements in numerous layouts. I've used it to digiscrap wedding, anniversary, and even for my trip to San Diego for the Rock N' Roll Marathon.
J. Baechtold is one of my favorite designers... she has outdone herself with the Essence line! If you enjoy shabby chic, vintage, a subtle distressing, and are looking for a line of papers, tags, and embellishments that can be used to create many looks; this is definitely the kit for you. The Essence digital kit is so versatile you can create anything from a very elegant look to an ultra feminine, or even a layout that is truly masculine... this kit offers enough paper selections and elements to do just that. I love how the elements are created to look so natural that it is nearly impossible to tell that they are digital. With this kit you can create your layout or project entirely digital or print out some of the high quality elements and use them just as you would with traditional paper crafting. With just a few added 3 dimensional objects you will also have a great hybrid layout or project. The thing that never ceases to amaze me is the unbelieveable price for such high quality! It will be difficult to find such a product elsewhere!