I have both this set and the hand drawn journaling panels. The hand drawn journaling panels are used in a different type of layout than these journaling stamps. Journaling stamps have a much "cleaner" line to them and are absolutely beautiful to stamp with. They emboss perfectly! I love to stamp with many different colors other than just basic black. I find that you can get quite a lot of journaling in one little journal box as well as a very unique look. I did a whole page layout with these boxes for my cat, Midnight, using each journaling box for a different letter of his name. It was quite fun. I plan on using these in card making as well. I have used the versafine stamp pads as well as versamark for these. Clear, concise stamps. Journaling stamps are more than worth the investment!
I agree with Kierrala. I don't usually use stamps in my scrapbooking, but this product provides a great way to incorporate the use of stamps and a convenient place to journal. They are durable. I love the size and the different shapes. Tip: When you stamp, it helps to put a piece of foam or something that is a little soft or rubbery underneath your paper. It makes the lines crisp and even. Also, you must use a stamping block with this product.
Autumn Leaves has great quality stamps. I really like these journaling ones--and they come in the clamshell (harder plastic case) for even easier storage than some other clear stamps. This set is a great way to add a great-looking spot for journaling on your page.