Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Sweet Factory

I have been trying for a week + now to come up with my favorite store so I could enter a submission for the design challenge over at These are a Few of My Favorite Things. As the deadline is fast approaching (the 13th) I was starting to freak out! I could of course think of places like Archivers for all my favorite scrapbooking supplies, and the thrift store for tons of vintagy goods you would find elsewhere, or Whole Foods for all of my favorite oh-so-good-for-you snacks... and then I thought of the Sweet Factory.

The. Sweet. Factory. - doesn't it just sound like heaven already? I never went to the mall specifically for TSF but I sure as heck never missed visiting while I was there. And they were always so conveniently placed next to the theatre so that you would think "well one bag of candy in the theatre for $5 or 3 from TSF for $5" - it never failed you left with more like $30 though... All the flavors and colors and textures, old AND new! It was enough to drive ANYONE wild!

SO that's what I ended up doing this page about:

(EDIT: I forgot to add my tootsie roll flower!!)

The sketch is from Sketchy Thursdays @ the August Guest Design Team Member Challenge - let me know what you think.. if I need to try again or this one is good enough to enter =)

here are the details by the way:

My favorite candies the store offers:
I made my own ribbon out of the colored tootsie roll wrappers as well as a scalloped flower:


  1. OMYGOSH!!!! DeeDee!! This is AWESOME!!!!! I love love love that you used tootsie roll wrappers...I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the paint and the title work!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with FAVE THINGS and Sketchy Thursdays!!!! This ROCKS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)::):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. very cute and colorful page, so creative too! thanks for playing along with us!!

  3. this is so creative and colorful - I love that you used the wrappers! thanks for sharing with us at TAAFOMFT

  4. Mmmmm. So ca-ute!!!!! Love your page. Thank you for playing along with us. Hugs,Amy

  5. Thisis so very creative and yummy!!Loving those rainbow colors!Gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us!

  6. this is the best... I love it... how much yummier could it be...this is just fab... and the tootsie roll flower is so fab!!! thanks for playing along!!!

  7. That does sound delightful! I love the colorful photos, and now I want to go there! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  8. This is great. I love all the colour going on, on this page : ) Good luck x