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5.10.2010

Hambly Screenprints: Product Review








{Reported by Lain Ehmann)

I have been lucky enough to actually see the fantastic world of Hambly Screen Prints first-hand, as they are located in the San Francisco South Bay Area. I've gotten more than one tour, and almost had to be dragged out of the factory by my ankles, as I scrabbled at the floor, so great was my desire to move in permanently.

Alas, I had to leave. And I had to move to Boston. So I was thrilled to receive a care package including a little bit of California love, courtesy of Hambly.


Here's what I loved:

-That Hambly smell (did you know they add vanilla to the ink to make it smell dee-lish?).
-The unbeatable color palette. The turquoise is the perfect shade, the pink is not too pale and not too bright... it's all gorgeous.
-The quality. The overlays are heavy, with the ink laid down with just the right amount to keep each individual design clear and smear-less, no matter how intricate.
-The variety. There truly is something for everyone in this latest release.

What I didn't like quite so much:

-The larger patterns are hard for me to use. I end up cutting them down and using bits and pieces here and there, or turning them over and using the backside.
-(This one is a plus and a minus!) The overlays are SO high-quality that I had a bit of trouble using my punches, particularly my corner rounder. But I can live with that. :)


What I made:

Supplies: Pink overlay, patterned paper (Hambly), jewels (Kaiser Craft), ribbons (various), alphabet stickers (Doodlebug Designs), mini-clipboard (unknown).

Supplies: Cupcake patterned paper, overlay (Hambly), ribbon (Darice), flower punch (EK Success), letter stickers (Doodlebug Designs), jewels (Kaiser Craft)

Supplies: Patterned paper, overlays (Hambly), flower and circle punches (EK Success), letter stickers (KI Memories, Doodlebug Designs), Jewels (Kaiser Craft)

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers and overlay (Hambly), letter stickers (unknown)

Supplies: Patterned paper (reverse side used), rub-on flourish (Hambly), rub-on letters and birds (Heidi Grace for Colorbok), scallop punch (Stampin' Up!), flower punch (EK Success), jewel (Kaiser Craft), kraft cardstock

Where and How Much:
Product: Hambly Screen Prints overlays, stickers, and patterned paper
Manufacturer: Hambly Screen Prints
Price: $1.99 - $3.00
Available Online: Hambly, Scrapbook.com, Rexart.com

What do you think? Do you love them? Or are you just movin on? Let us know and you will be entered to win a fun prize from Hambly Screen Prints! YAY!!

86 comments:

Joy Pearcy said...

Looks great! I love the turquoise color! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway...

kmassman said...

I love that aqua sheet! I don't know if it would be hard to use until I would have it in front of me, but I thank you for the chance to win! I think your projects turned out beautifully!

Erika M. said...

I have a hard time with the larger transparencies as well but love their stickers!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous projects. The turquoise feathers is my favorite. The colors are really nice. I have used a few of their overlays and they are a very high quality. I feel dumb, lol, never thought to use pieces of them if the pattern was too busy. Now I can buy those that I loved but didn't know how to use. Thanks for the great review.

Cindy said...

I love their designs, but I too have a hard time using the patterns sometimes. Guess I need more practice, and what better way than by winning some?! :)

ArlaMo said...

Love Hambly!! That turquoise is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance.

Deb said...

I'm a believer! Love Hambly in all its forms and amazing colors and designs! Thanks for the opportunity!

Cathryn67 said...

Great colors, I would love to work with this!!
cathryn67@yahoo.com

Ann Cicilie said...

Hambly is definetely one of my favourite producers!

My all time favourite are the kraft stickers (especially the ones with owls and birds... And the ones with chandeliers...).

I agree with you that the papers and overlays with big patterns is a bit hard to work with, but luckily you can fin tons of great inspiration at their blog. Love their design team!

Love what you made with your Hambly supplies, especially the mini clipboard (SO cute!) and the love card with butterflies.

Thanks for the chance to win!

PamS said...

Love your projects. Love all that tourquoise also.

Holly Denghel said...

Don't forget, their rubons are fantastic too!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--love your projects! They are super cute--I sometimes have a hard time with large large patterns! I would love to win some though:) THANKS for the chance to win and for this giveaway:)

Gabi said...

I always love everything from Hambly, especially those yummy cupcakes :)

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

connie said...

I have not used them. Thanks for the review and a chance to try some.

Joni Parker said...

I love Hambly products...so cool to see some new ones (that teal peacock looking design rocks!) .. and your projects are FAB-O!!! I didn't know about the vanilla (now I have to go home and sniff my Hambly stash!).

Scrapamum said...

I LOVE Hambly! They are one of my favorite manufactures. I especially love their rub-ons!

Jingle said...

These are such cute projects! I am totally loving that cupcake sheet!

Vanessa said...

oh I love hambly!! relly stretches my imagination

dazey said...

I haven't tried them yet, but have looked at what little my LSS carries. Didn't know that about the vanilla!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love Hambly! I use their transparancies cut up as in between pages in my mini books. I've never smelt them though so now I'm off to do that! :D

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love these cupcakes! So cute!

Leah the Orange said...

oh my goodness, i am in LOVE with Hambly. their overlays are FABULOUS, and i'm all about their rubons lately. YUMMY stuff, and the ones you've shown us here are just gorgeous! amazing projects!

Anonymous said...

Love these overlays and use them in mini books as well as on full pages. EJ

hfolvik said...

I didn't know they added vanilla scent to the ink - very cool. I definatly need to pick some up, can you get it in Canada?? I totally want smelly paper.LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenn said...

Vanilla in the ink?? CRAZY!

I would love to try out some yummy scented goodies :)

Sue Bone said...

I have never been lucky enough to see the overlays in real life, but I love the turqouise. I also love the kraft grid papers that I have seen and bought :)

StacyC said...

Love them both, but my fave is the cupcakes....

Little GTO said...

I have been lucky enough to have found Hambly early on. This company is amazing! They have not scrimped on the quality. I can't say enough about them. Other than...more!!
Sharon L

Silsine said...

I love that company,

Thanks for another chance

kgscrapper said...

I have never used Hambly products. I LOVE the colors and patterns of the papers shown. Cool idea putting vanilla in the ink!!

Nicole Maki said...

Love the colors and patterns; hate the price.

Diane B. said...

hambly has been one of my all-time favorite manufacturers. their prints and overlays are timeless classics that i can always count on and never seem to go out of scrap-style.

Anonymous said...

I love their stuff. I have been using them for years and always love the new designs they come up with.
TFS
ang@todybran.com

Lisa G. said...

I'd love to try them, thanks for the opportunity!

Sherry M said...

I have never heard of Hambly but I definitely like what I see. I LOVE that turquoise colour and how fun would it be to stamp with vanilla scented ink...my favourite scent...hope I win!

Jenny McGee said...

Lain, These look beautiful, I have not seen them in real life though. I am doing your LOAD, and I am seeing your name all over the place on my blog hops. Thanks for a chance to win.

Anke said...

I like what you made, the turquoise! I would really like to try it myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

carpediem said...

I love to add patterned transparencies as "extra" pages in my mini albums! Hambly always have such great patterns and colors! laura j

jill marie barrett said...

i love them!!

Angela Fehr said...

I was in my LSS last week looking for Hambly product - was very sad to find only three transparencies! Love their stuff and the vanilla idea is cool! Printers' ink smells!

lynnfrompgh said...

I love the turquoise....Hambly does have GREAT patterns and colors. Only problem.....I want them ALL!!!
TFS

Donna E. said...

i love how the hambly prints can add that extra OOMPH in any project/layout.
ur samples are so pretty! love the mix of colors and texture! thanks for the chance!

Debbie P said...

Hambly products so totally ROCK! I love the turquoise also. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Debbie P

Rhayne said...

I totally love them...especially in my mini-albums. They make great peek-a-boo style pages :o)

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Your projects are amazing! I love the clipboard! I've never tried any Hambley products but I'm curious to try them after seeing your projects and reading that they are scented with vanilla - yum! Thanks for the chance to try out some new goodies!

barb said...

I just love the little cupcakes and the beautiful turquoise ink. Thanks for the chance to win.

lisa808 said...

The cupcake paper is pretty.

Moe said...

I have heard great things about Hambly but have yet to try them. I would love to get my hands on them:)

Mike said...

I have never seen Hambley before and I just love love the papers and the projects you did especially the cards came out Fine. I will have to try the Hambley line just to get the smell you so aptly described. Thank you for sharing.

Maya said...

Love Hambly Prints! I like to use small pieces of transparencies on my layouts.

Yaritza said...

Love Hambley's overlays. I have quite a few and I always buy more than I need so that I don't ever run out. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

cbk said...

Love Hambly - the smell, prints (large and small) and quality are all wonderful!!

rebecca_geile said...

I have a hard time using overlays. I never know quite what to do with them. Your examples have given me some good ideas.

Jennifer said...

Love their transperancies in mini albums.

Jen said...

Love, love, love Hambly!!!!! I think I bought up all the different colours the cupcake pattern comes in because it's so adorable.

Beth said...

Hambly overlays have been up there at the top of my favourites list for years! The quality and designs just get better and better! Plus they can be used anywhere, from layouts, to cards, to Off The Page projects!

Cynthia B. said...

I've only used Hambly's overlays a couple of times...and both times they were for small prints/frames. Thanks for the chance to try out some of Hambly's product!

petunia670 said...

I agree with you that sometimes the large pattern is tricky, but I love to sit and stare at it nonetheless! The teal feathers are beautiful just by themselves. I love your projects, very outside the box from what I would've done - which is a great thing! :)

Deanne said...

what awesome overlays! I just love hambly!!

smahrty said...

Hanbly is so unique and interesting, love it.

marla said...

LoVE them. The cupcakes are GREAT!!

Monica said...

I really love Hambly's products especially the transparencies. Through the years my favorites have been the chandelier rub-ons and all the woodgrain products. I also really enjoy the vanilla scent!

Katie Scott Scrapbooking said...

loving the color palette too :)

janis said...

i love all hambly but have yet to get my hands on those cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!! great projects you have here too! thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Janette said...

I think I like this, I have never played with Hambly products before.

Lalia said...

Love the peacock feather overlay. I'm not terribly familiar with them so this was good info.

Theresa said...

I love just looking at the Hambly overlays, but I have to admit that I never really could figure out how to use them!?! Your examples opened my eyes to the possibilities, and I would love a chance to get my hands (scissors?) on some of these!

Vanessa said...

I love hambly overlays..great patterns & colors! I tend to use bits & pieces as well..need to try and use the whole sheet more often!

S said...

You gotta love a company that can do pretty and cute, too. Just what I need, more temptation, thanks Lain!

Scrapycandy said...

I just saw these prints at a local store and decided they were amazing. I love what you did with them. My hardest thing is deciding what to do with a new product. But these are really beautiful! I'd like to put them on my wall! Ha! Thanks so much!

Lavimom said...

I love Hambly as well. The aqua feather sheet is fantastic and I love the card you made with it...perfect! Did not know about the vanilla scent, very cool.

Samantha T. said...

I had no idea about vanilla being added to the ink. I'd love to try these out a bit more, I always struggle a bit with overlays.

Kristen said...

LOVE...simple as that!

Marie Pilgrim said...

I am never, ever going to be over transparencies. And Hambly's are awesome!

Noelle said...

I like looking at the overlay, but never knew how to use them. I love how you cut them up into smaller strips and pieces! That looks totally do-able for me.

Victoria S. said...

I love the Hambly it is very pretty!

serena said...

I have never used Hambly before. the turquiose peacock feather transperancy looks beautiful

Theresa said...

I love your projects. The colors are fabulous.

Linda said...

I've never used Hambley Screen Prints but there's a first time for everything! I love your projects and will be on the lookout for them in my LSS

Jewel said...

LOVE Hambley!

Cyndi said...

I am so in love with Hambly that I'm afraid to use it for fear it will go away! lol I did use some rub-ons and when I went looking for more of the same I couldn't find them. BoooHoooo!

Joli said...

I have had a few Hambly overlays and really had fun with them. I need that cupcake one you showed!!!
You have me curious about the smell now, I need to do a sniff test!

hipljp said...

these are tooo cute. i have never really used hambly products but these prints are too cute. love the clipboard

lynda in calif

Lisa C. said...

I love Hambly!! I've only used their rubons so I would love a chance to work with these awesome overlays. I LOVE the peacock print!!

Nitasha said...

love, love, love Hambly! My only problem is that I love their products so much that I don't want to use them- sometimes it turns into a hoarding issue! LOL! Thank you for the opportunity to win some Hambly goodness!!!

corrie71 said...

Love Hambley! They have such unique and cool stuff.