Thursday, January 5, 2017

Easiest Bathroom Makeover ever from Tame to Toile

Ahhhhh We are at it again!

We found a beautiful client who was wanting her bathroom to have some pizazz and didn't want to bother with the mess of wallpaper SO when she saw the Master Bedroom Makeover she was sold!!  CLICK HERE to see the post of the Master Bedroom Makeover.

 Here is her before picture...

Eeeeeeek....we were literally giddy with excitement!
We used the IOD Furniture Size Stamps in the Toile pattern....Firstly, you had me at Toile and GASP, so timeless! The Warm Grey Decor Ink and the IOD Stamping Block and away we went! Dab the ink on the stamp and literally stamp it on the wall. This bathroom (all 3 walls) took approx 2-2.5hrs of stamp time, making sure to go around the mirror, toilet, sink and light switches.

Here is how the pattern looks once stamped on the wall...

 YES, get running on the spot excited!!

Here is the after...

We stamped the wall in an off center pattern then filled in the small spaces with the smaller size stamps.

 Subtle but Elegant!

My goodness we can't stop taking pictures of this masterpiece!

a close up of behind the faucet.

Here is the Before & After together...

This beautiful client was soooooo Happy, literally giddy that, with our help she created this look in her bathroom and in 2-2.5hrs.
What do you think?

Stay tuned.....She is also going to go ahead and do an accent wall in her salon!!

THANK YOU for tuning in ...
Super Love 
The Alberta Dames

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

25 minute Master Bedroom Makeover

Hello Beautiful People.

Firstly we have a new website that we run almost everything from now, so please go check it out

I did have one week to relax and spend time with my family this holiday season. It's amazing what a few days of actual rest can do for the soul!!

 I have been wanting to re-do my bedroom for some time now. Every room in my house is done with good vibes except "mom" typical hey?! Another reason I haven't done anything to my room is because I have so many ideas going on for what I want this space to be. I had collected various pieces I knew that I loved but no solid theme had happened yet.

As many of you know I have my own creative DIY Supply business and I teach workshops all the time. We started carrying a new product, the IOD Furniture Transfers and Stamps . These are rub-on transfers and stamps MADE for furniture. 
Like, the skies opened up, the sun shone brightly and angels sang....that exciting for me,
 especially since furniture re-creating is my forte. 
My brain is always thinking out-of-the-box, and one morning it came to me!

FINALLY, finally the idea came to might want to throw your running shoes on to read this blog post as it will evoke jogging on the spot excitement.

Here is the before picture of my room... snore bore...

Click to

Remember I now carry the IOD Furniture Stamps line? Well can I stamp my wall? Why not try it...

I picked one of the 13 different kind of stamps from the line. I went with the typography....HaHaHa for those of you that follow me, not surprising hey? I am a total sucker for fonts. This particular stamp set I chose had different styles of random writing on it and about 12 different pieces to create with.
Here are the supplies I used.

I used the stamp set, the stamping block (both x 2) about 1.75oz of warm grey Decor Ink, foam roller, extra paper and a piece of cardboard just so I didn't spill on the carpet.
GASP, that is it! 
Keep in mind I used 2 of the decor stamps and blocks as my wall is 8 feet tall by 16 feet long and I figured I would be here a while.
Here we go.....I arranged the stamps on the block how I wanted them to look, I rolled the ink on to the stamps and literally stamped the wall with a millisecond type speed. Once the wall was complete I did a random sideways stamp across the entire 16'.

Here is what the stamp looked like on the wall.

Here is a time lapse video of me stamping my 8' x16' wall. It took me 25 minutes!!!!!

This looks INCREDIBLE, so subtle and dainty but so elegant and soft, and the spots that I didn't stamp properly actually look like a subtle distressed spot....BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!!

Here are some finished pictures of my new master bedroom space...

EEEEEEEK I just LOVE it, and it was stamped in 25 minutes!!!! I didn't rush it either.
 I was uber impressed at the ease of creating this look. I had used the stamps only once on furniture but a few times on smaller items.
What do you think??

You can purchase these stamps on our website at or find a retailer of IOD closer to you.

Super Love,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Where The Heck Have We Been?? Launching our new website too!

Hello Hello Beautiful people!!

My lord....we have been busy bee's since out last post!
Our show went off wonderfully dreamy and Amanda Forrest was everything we dreamt of and more....she is SO COOOOL!

We have done a ton of work with Switchback Creative and launched our Alberta Dames Website. 
Go on....YELL it from the mountain tops....we did!!

YES that is our unicorn!!

We are SO proud of our website! 
A. You can purchase our Alberta Dames Stencil Line right from our website.
B. You can book workshops right from our website
C. You can read our story and how our our journeys have brought us to this exact moment!
D. You can follow our blog posts right from the website
E. You can subscribe to our newsletter and never miss a minute of our creative adventures!
F. You can buy Early Bird Tickets to our Modern Vintage Markets right from the website!
G. You can apply to be a vendor in one of our markets right from our website......
and MORE! It's just SO EXCITING!
Go check it out and let us know what you think!! 

We've AMPED things up and now have 10,000sq ft booked for our November 5th Market. We have 50 of the coolest vendors booked! Come and see us at Rock Pointe Church in Bearspaw Alberta, one day only 10-4pm.

and with full hearts THANK YOU for supporting us on this adventure!

The Alberta Dames 
....see you on the website....

Monday, April 25, 2016

Modern Vintage Market June 4 2016

 We literally have been riding the most EXCITING roller coaster of our creative careers!!
You might want to sit down as this is one stacked blog post! Firstly you can now subscribe to The Alberta Dames so you don't miss an announcement, vendor call-out or special offers at and watch for our website launch in June 2016

Get that mini van packed with all the gals on board, there are SO MANY Fun Things happening for this June 4th Modern Vintage Market!! 

We are hosting our Alberta Dames Modern Vintage Market at the GORGEOUS Rustic Ranch in Airdrie Alberta Canada on June 4th 2016 10-4pm. 

We have some SUPER AMAZING guests this year!
MEET Amanda Forrest
Canadian Designer and a regular on The Marilyn Denis Show, Gorgeous , Fun and kick-ass!

We are SO EXCITED to have Amanda Forrest joining us at our Modern Vintage Market.
She is going to be there talking with YOU, signing autographs, taking pictures and doing some giveaways.
WATCH for our  Instagram contest where YOU, the excited customers post a picture of a room or area that you have design questions about on Instagram making sure to tag @albertadames AND @amandaforreststyle and Amanda will pick a list of posted questions. THEN at the show you can come up and have your question answered in person during Amanda's Q & A sessions, AND get an official design board from her AND get your photo taken with her. Ummm, BEST day ever!!!
WATCH for this Announcement on our Instagram page, in fact, GO LIKE the Instagram accounts right now so you don't miss out!

More Great News.....GAH,we can't stand the excitement ourselves!!! Jenny literally tricks people into telling them their gifts at Christmas just because she can't handle the excitement!!!
Do you know Jennilyn Pringle? She is AH-MAZING, and empowering and funny and brilliant and The President of Fusion Mineral Paint! She is sending an official Fusion Mineral Paint Rep to the show to chat with YOU the customers! GASP! She will do some demo's with Fusion, answer all your questions you need answered regarding Fusion,  YOU can win a raffle draw of MORE Fusion Paint, AND if your one of the first 100 lined up you will receive Fusion in your swag bag PLUS other giveaways at the show!
The FAT Paint company is also donating paint for the swag bags...Triple flip exciting!!
OOPS, back it up...SWEET SWAG BAGS? YES, The first 100 lined up Saturday morning will receive swag bags stuffed full of goodies!!! Get there early!  WANT more?

David's Tea is also giving out FREE tea all day long!
Sorso Coffee co. is giving out 500 cups of coffee, GET there early! 

INTRODUCING our Beautiful Creatives for the June 4th 2016 Modern Vintage Market:
Ava Blake Creations
Cougar Chic
Rustic Ranch Log Furniture LTD
Halo Headwear : Wear Your Halo
Home Creations
Mad Fish Glass Beads
Remade By Meebs
Gracefully Reclaimed
sam & nat
the art of Lauren Cowles
Pin It Accessories
Barb's Bears
ALL Through the House in Okotoks
Vintage North
Green Bean
Urban Whyte: Vintage Inspired Design
For The Birds
The Jewelry Rack
FIRED UP Naturals
It's Vintage yyc
Lamb's Soapworks
Buttercream Clothing
Brok Boys
Country Crafts
Bella's Vintage Luxuries
Sparkling Dahlia
Pure Living Enthusiast
Nest and Nurture
Love Art Soul
Jerzi'z Skye Designz & Painting
The ElleBee Tree

Home Creations
Whiskey's Projects
Classic Confections
Santosha Poetry
Bunky & Marie's Boutique
Seven Saints Designs
Sublime Mobile Couture
Waffle Chix
Red Wagon Diner

Find Your Tribe, Love Them Hard...YES you can buy these Alberta Dames Tribe t-shirts at the show, limited stock so come early.

want to get our attention? use the hashtag #albertadames 

WHEW, If I smoked...I'd need a cigarillo right now, all that exciting news in one newsletter!
We CANNOT wait to see you all there!

Super Love
The Alberta Dames

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Alberta Dames Modern Vintage Market Oct.2015

Hello lovelies,

We are hosting our Modern Vintage Market on October 24th and 25th 2015 at the BMO Stampede Park
20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Canada. 
10-6pm Saturday & 11-5 Sunday

We have 6000 sq ft INSIDE the Calgary Woman's Show! YAHOO!
The first 2500 women through the door to the Woman's show will receive a swag bag AND the first 50 vintage fans through the entrance to our show will receive an Alberta Dames Stacked Swag Bag. **Sneeky insider tip** Our swag bags contain barn wood signs, headbands, handmade soaps and MORE!
Each of our 32 vendors have 100 admission tickets to give away, make sure to contact your favorite vendor or watch their facebook pages to win! Tickets going fast!
ANOTHER incredible demo to see.... 
---->Attention DIY-ers from all around! In this one of a kind demo The Alberta Dames will be demonstrating how to create a faux tin tile look using examples from their custom stencil line and the popular chalky style FAT Paint Co. Right on trend for your home decor or furniture pieces, don't miss the opportunity to take in this demo and get your tin tile kits.<----
Demo's run on both Saturday & Sunday

Our Crew is full of character! Can you handle 2 full days of The Alberta Dames & Tribe?
Introducing our spectacular vendors...

Ava Blake Creations
Cougar Chic Decor
Buttercream Clothing
Bunky & Marie's Boutique
Brok Boys
Barb's Bears
Sparkling Dahlia
sam & nat
Krazy Moose Tents & Gear
ALL Through the House & Red Barn Mercantile
M & M Designs
Rebelle Romantique
Hot Rocks Glass Jewels
Lamb's Soapworks
For The Birds
A Little Piece of Heaven Paint and Sewing Creations
White Wall Wood
Paige Leather
Heart 'n Soul Handbags
Mama's Crafts
Haiku Lane
La La Lace Bracelets
Chai Wallahs
Mitten Chic & Lilyshoppe
Prairie woods and pens
Pure Living Enthusiast
2 Birds Furniture
Polka Dot Creek
Seven Saints
Butterfly Paper Shop
WOW what a line up!
This is one show you do not want to miss....Did we mention that the Woman's Show has brought in a wine bar this year? I gotcha at wine didn't I?
See you there!
Super Love
Jenny & Annie
The Alberta Dames

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Alberta Dames Stencil Line

You read that right! The Alberta Dames designed a line of their own stencils!
We wanted pretty and cool all in one.
Each of our stencils can be used in at least 2 different ways, with paint via a brush/roller or with plaster for a raised effect on any piece of furniture.
You can also use each stencil design in different ways, for example you can tape off the stencil only leaving the corner for use or tape off the outer stencil leaving the  middle to be used behind a drawer/door knob.

Let's start with our favorite ones...

Tin Tiles,
We designed 4 Tin Tile looks.
 Tin Tile stencils come in a 12" x 12"
$30.00 cdn

 8" x 14"
$30.00 cdn

Here is a picture of us using the stencil with some plaster for a raised tin tile effect.
This particular look was created with chalk and metallic paint.

Here is Tile # 2
We love that this one has 2 looks to it. The corners become circles when used side by side.  BAM
 12" x 12"
$30.00 cdn
Tile #2 in the smaller size
$30.00 cdn

Here is Tile #2 created with a plaster and 3 colors of Metallic paint used on it.

                                                              This one is a fan favorite because of all it's detail!
Measures a 12" x 12"
$30.00 cdn

In the smaller size 8" x 14"
$30.00 cdn

Here is a picture from one of our retailers in Nanaimo BC Canada using the raised effect of plaster through our stencil on this gorgeous buffet.

Tine Tile #4 measures 12" x 12"
$30.00 cdn

Here is picture from Cougar Chic Decor using some plaster to create a faux tin tile to hang on her wall.

Here is the smaller 8" x 14" stencil
$30.00 cdn

Here is a picture from Ava Blake Creations showing how she created a faux tin tile look.

Here is another fan favorite, the detailed arrows. This one can be used as a single arrow, and an extended arrow to fit any size surface.
This stencil measures 12" x 12"
$30.00 cdn

Here is one of our clients, Cameo Boutique from Duncan BC Canada that used our stencil on some pillows.
Squealing with delight!

OOOOH La La we LOVE the detail in these 4 different decorative corners. They are fabulous on dresser drawers.
 This stencil measures 12" x 12"
$30.00 cdn

Here is a cabinet from Ava Blake Creations showcasing one way the corners can be used.

This Damask is so pretty with it's feminine lines.
This stencil measures12" x 14"
$30.00 cdn

We LOVE how the damask is so subtle and so pretty on this cabinet!

 We designed this stencil to be smaller so that you can add these sweet birds to any design. For example, you can add them to a chandelier, a tree branch, on a picture frame etc.
This stencil measures 8" x 8"
$20.00 cdn

This sweet chandelier is the perfect size to add to any cabinet door!
This measures 10" x12"
$25.00 cdn

Here is picture of the small chandelier using a specialty shimmer plaster.

This chandelier we made extra large so you can use it on furniture with ease.
This one measures 20" x 24"
$40.00 cdn

Here is a picture from one of our retailers Paint Chica in Nanaimo BC Canada.

We are SO EXCITED to share these stencils with you!
Please send us any questions regarding purchasing our stencils for retail or wholesale to
We LOVE sharing, make sure to send us an email or tag us #thealbertadames when sharing your creations.

Keep on Creating
Super Love
The Alberta Dames