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Monday, July 22, 2013

ODE TO THE PISMO CLAM

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Time for a NEW challenge over at Cheerful Stamp Pad.  For the next two weeks it is TAGS, and the sponsor is McMahon Five Designs.
For the first week I chose this flip flop background paper for the tag.  I printed one set of flip flops large and trimmed them out. They are attached with pop dots for some dimension, I added some die cut flowers  from TH Tattered flowers and mounted them over the printed ones.  I added a pint rhinestone flower to the center of each of those flowers. The edges of the flip flops and the tag were distressed with blue ink.
For the sand at the bottom corner I used a mix of gold and glitter gold embossing powders.  The shells are real ones from my stash.  I had to use sticker for he letters (somehow I have lost a few from my alphabet set)  The top sentiment is a $$store find, and a pretty ribbon tie, also from my stash finishes the tag.

Why ODE to the Pismo Clam?  Pismo Beach was very well know for it’s clams up until about 20 years ago when the protected Sea Otters came north and wiped out the abalone and the clams.  Before then you could walk the beach and find them, or go clamming at low tide and dig for the BIG ones with a clamming fork (which looks just like a pitch fork)Pismo is till known for some of the best clam chowder around, and is found on the main street of town at the Splash Café and is served is sourdough bread bowl. (YUMMMMM)  The line to get into this tiny place goes around the corner and a block back.  Best to call your order in "to go". But since we are never that organized, we found a place a couple blocks south of the Splash and the clam chowder there was amazing( and we didn't have to wait in a LONG line!)

Pismo beach
Looking south down the beach
drive on Pismo
It is so long you can actually drive or about 10 miles
Pismo_Beach_From_Air
Photos of the city of Pismo and the pier
Pismo dunes
The famous "dunes" This is where we go to ride the dune buggies.
 
  So that's MY show and tell for This Monday.  Hope you will join us for the TAG challenge.
Inky Hugs
Krisha

2 comments:

  1. A lovely tag, Krisha in such pretty colours and I am so jealous of your beautiful beach
    Rosie x

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog now I'm over visiting yours. Couldn't resist commenting on Pismo Beach. Years ago we used to dig for clams there.

    Darla

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