Again, sorry that I am so quiet. I can’t get back into my stamp rhythm. Yesterday was dark here all day. I have a hard time stamping when I can’t see the sun. I don’t know why.Thank goodness we only had horrid rain falls, Pensacola (an hour away from us) got hit by a tornado and we were under Tornado warning for a while.

Can you believe the ticker just passed 800,000??? Because of that, the winner of this sketch challenge will receive an unmounted set of “Stamp of Authenticity“. I guess with that many hits I am a genuine blogger. LOL

I like easy sketches. Can you tell?


To participate in the challenge and be entered in the stamp set raffle, make a card with this layout and upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery.

 If you upload your card on SCS, put WSC24  (NO SPACE INBETWEEN WSC AND 24) in the keyword section. That way we can look at all of them at once!

Post a link to your card to THIS blog entry as a comment. Please add your entry# to it.

I will determine the winner of the clear stamps with on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.


I used my little tree card as inspiration for today’s sketch.

I made the sketch into a rectangle, since last weeks sketch challenge was a square.

I will post a new sample for this sketch later.

To see samples made with this sketch now, check out the blogs of

Charmaine Ikach

Jenn Balcer 

Laurie Schmidlin 

Lori Craig

MaryJo Albright

Sharon Harnist

Have fun creating! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

SCS submissions


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

134 Responses to “Weekend Sketch Challenge #24 and 800,000 Fresh & Fun Freebies”

  1. Thanks for the fabulous sketch, Beate — I loved working with it and your sample card was gorgeous — love that tree!

    Entry #1

  2. Oh! I love Fridays! For the simple fact you post a sketch! I sure do hope I have time this afternoon to work on it! If not, I may not have free time again until Sunday!!! YIKES!
    Love your sample…wish I could colour my tree that well!

  3. Beate! I love this sketch. I think I might actually have time tonight to participate.

  4. Beate, so glad you were not hit by those nasty tornadoes yesterday. I was watching it all day on CNN. Thankfully my family did not get hit with any damage by that big ugly tornado. Sucks to be all the way up here and watching though. Ugh!!

    Hope you get back to stampin’! Sounds like you are still playing catch up!! I totally understand that. LOL!!! 🙂

  5. Ooooo, another lovely sketch!!! Congratulations on your 800,000 Beate!!!

    Here’s mine:


    Entry #2

  6. I love this!!! Who makes that Tree….I’ve got to have it!!!

    Lisa B

  7. # 3
    Here is my card!
    thanks for always challenging me Beate!! I enjoy doing these!!

  8. I laughed out loud at your “Real Blogger” comment because you rock! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Entry # 4

    Here is my entry for your Weekend Challenge.

    Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. Have a great weekend.


  10. Entry #5 What a milestone!!! Congrats to you! Your work speaks for itself!

    Here’s my card for your challenge…thanks for the inspiration!…
    or here

  11. I just happened to find your site and decided to have a go at the sketch. Love the sketches, I will be coming back in the near future to partake in the fun.

    Entry #6

  12. #8…Eek 🙂
    Thanks for an easy one, I LOVE it and your super cute card!!!

  13. I love the simple sketches, It really lends itself to show off images. Here is my bird on a hill:

    Entry #9

  14. What a fun and easy sketch! I had so much fun working on this card, and I can’t say that I have ever actually DONE a WSC before..(for shame!) but I am glad I did and I plan to continue working on them!

    Check me out here:

    Entry #10

  15. Thanx for the great sketch. This is my first time attempting to add a link and I am not sure how. Please let me know if I did it wrong. My card is on my blog at
    entry #11

  16. Ooooooh la la! I got one done E-A-R-L-Y!!!!

    Lucky number 12

  17. I did this sketch the other day before I saw your post! Here is one…

    And here is my first try with a Thomas Kinkade stamp…

    Entry #13

  18. WOW – 800K? Hey – thanks for the challenge.. And I think you should totally move back to Texas. It’s gorgeous here! =) Plus we might miss you a little! Here’s my card. Have a good weekend.

    Entry #14

  19. What a super dee dooper sketch Beate!!! (Can ya tell I’ve had too much caffeine??) Here’s my card which I combined with a mini VSBN challenge tonight!!! Thanks!!!

    Entry #15

  20. I fulfilled your sketch challenge and the color challenge from SU all in one. I am loving my little stripy cat from The Old Island Stamp Company!

    Thanks for the inspiration. I love that I have this to look forward to on Friday night after a long work week…it’s a great way to begin a creative weekend!

    It’s on my blog: and in my SCS gallery too:

    Entry #16

  21. This was fun, thanks!! It was nice taking a break from all the Halloween cards I’ve been making! Thanks again!
    Here is the link to my blog…
    and on SCS…

    Have a great weekend!

    Entry #17

  22. Hi Beate, Congratulations on 800 000 hits! Wow! You are such an inspiration. Here’s my entry for this sketch. I hope you like it!

    Entry # 18 (I think!)

  23. Thanks for the sketch!
    Here is my entry #19

  24. Hi Beate, amazing sketch as always. My entry is #20 and can be found at

  25. Entry #22 here is my card, first time to ever do one of your sketches, You have awesome cards, I just bought my first stamp camp cards from you last month. Had fun with them.

  26. Congrats on the hits! A million should be right around the corner; so well deserved!

    Rest up and reenergize!

  27. Another fun sketch Beate … congrats too on the hits … wow!

    Here is my card:

    entry #23

  28. I’m not entering the contest, just playing for fun. Thanks for another great sketch, Beate!!

  29. Entry #25
    Here is my entry at . I was trying to add your link in my writing and messed up my post. It is also posted on SCS.

  30. Here is the little card I made for the sketch challenge:

    Entry #26

  31. #27 here:
    Loved this sketch. Almost asked if I could just use it for my daily sketch…LOL
    Thanks for offering fresh and fun freebies too!!!
    Congrats on your blog’s success. I can’t think of anyone more deserving!


    There is my card! Thanks for the chance to win a stamp set! I woke up this morning and had to make this card so I could enter, I was so anxious to do it!

    entry #28

  33. Entry 29…..Here’s a card for your beat me to the punch and already posted a comment to it! I want to say thanks for always taking the time to check out all your entries and posting comments. I know that must take you so much time…its very appreciated. {smiles}

  34. Entry #30

    Thanks for another sketch Beate! I think I turned mine a bit and maybe added some extra…lol! Thanks for looking!

  35. Thanks for a wonderful sketch, Beate. The one or two cards that I think are my ‘best’ began with your sketch. I’m #32 and my card is on my blog at:

    Thanks for checking in to have a peek.

  36. Ok, here is my card for the challenge! Hope you like it. I guess I am entry number 33.

  37. Hi Beate ! This week has been a doosey for us too. My husband is gone and his dog chewed the internet wire so I haven’t been able to post this card. I finnally got Split coast to take it !! Our church is praying for all the people affected by the tornados,a couple in our church is from Kentucky and their family’s homes were destroyed, praise God NONE of them were home at the time, even the wheelchair bound great gram was at a doctor’s appointment ! Anyway sorry for rambling on , here is my card,
    Entry # 34

  38. I like the simple sketch! I don’t generally enter but I really do like using the sketches.

  39. I think that makes me entry #35…Loved this sketch…lots of options. Your beautiful card reminds me that I need to pull out that stamp set and let it drink some ink! Here’s my card:

  40. Entry #36

    My first crack at a sketch challenge, & it was loads of fun! Thanks!

    Here’s my card:

  41. Entry 37… Love this challenge, so much fun. I cannot believe, but I can, that you have passed the 800,000 mark. Congrats! Thanks for the inspiration and challenges.

  42. #38 – This was my first time actually participating in the sketch challenge. You can see my card here:

  43. Hey, Beate!! I have checked out your blog before but have never participated in the Weekend Sketches. Well . . . this weekend I am home and not running, so I thought I would give it a shot, besides I still have Christmas cards to make for the CCC07 at SCS too.

    I believe I am entry #39, and my card can be seen at my blog– Thanks for the challenge, and have a great weekend!

  44. #40.

    Thanks for this sketch Beate. I am going to be using this one for a long time!

  45. #41

    Super loose interpretation of the sketch…..but I see it, hopefully you will too!

  46. Thanks for the challenge. I am just getting into stamping and it is a ton of fun.
    My card can be seen here:

    Entry #42

  47. thanks Beate the challenge helped me make a bday card for my daughter’s friend. And thanks for keeping your blog Fresh and Fun always!


  48. Here’s my Christmas tree: Congrats on being on Stampers Showcase.

    entry #44

  49. Hi Beate, Hope you are having a great weekend thus far! My card is now posted! Thanks a bunch! Deb
    entry #45

  50. I haven’t been able to participate in your sketch challenges in what feels like forever Beate! Your sketch is just the kick in the pants that I needed to use this image that I had already colored in and embellished.


    Entry #46

  51. Congratulations on the 800,000 visits to your blog! I like the simpler sketches, too. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

    Entry #47

  52. Hey Beate! LOVE your sketches, and I actually got around to using this one. HUGE, huge congrats. Your blog’s success is amazing and well-deserved. Here’s my little penguin card:

    Entry #48

  53. Here is my entry for your wonderful sketch challenge! I love doing yours! I did the inspirational challenge with it, I hope that is ok! I see you did yours as well….I always look forward to it! Ciao…..

    Entry #49

  54. Congrats, Beate! Your blog is just fantastic!
    I’m not sure what # I am!! LOL!
    You can view my card on my blog here:

    or on SCS here:

    Entry #50

  55. Here’s my submission! No idea what number I am…I’m sorry!

    Entry #52

  56. Hey Beate,
    I missed not playing along last week, and knew I had to this week. I’m not totally pleased with this sample, so of course I need to go make another, LOL. But I also wanted to use my new toys, Hehe. SO here’s mine:

    Thanks for posting the awesome sketches! I’m # 53

  57. Hello Beate!
    This one was easy and fun. I has this pretty ghosted piece of paper just sitting around waiting for an idea. Here is my idea.

    (edited by Beate….no entry# . SCS sketch, not my WSC24 sketch! Pretty card though)

  58. Hi Beate. Thanks again for another great sketch to keep me stamping. It was fun as usual.

    Entry #54

  59. It is me…being confused that is. I was thinking of the “other” spitcoast design challenge. Oops! However they are very similar, but I did have to pause and go back to triple check myself when I got to the gallery and thought…”Gee, these cards don’t look like the challenge.” Oh well, that’s what I get for doing this at midnight.

  60. I finally had time to do one of your sketches! This was a simple one and it was FUN! Thanks and congrats on the numbers.


  61. I like easy sketches too! And a Genuine Blogger? Most certainly. Congrats on the numbers….even though that’s kind of mind-boggling, huh?

    Here’s my card for the sketch:

    Entry #56

  62. Hi Beate! I had so much fun with this sketch. you’re almost at a million!!!!

    here’s my card:

    Entry #57

  63. Finally I get to play some. Here is my submission for this weeks sketch challenge. I am # 58

  64. Love this sketch, mine is on my site.

    Entry #59

  65. Here’s mine:

    not crazy for it, but the watercolouring came up really nicely. Terrible pic, I apologise. I’m having all sorts of computer trouble this weekend.
    Thanks for posting these sketch challenges- I really look forward to them!

  66. I had a hard time with this one. I’m a person who likes full layers and everything equidistant and layered straight on a card. So to only have the layer part way across the card drove me nuts!

    But here’s my entry….#61


  67. Don’t worry about the last one, I like this one better:

    Still #60, and hoping it’s OK to change my mind on the entry!

  68. Hi Beate! Congrats on 800,000 posts! WOW! You are an inspiration to all of us! Here is my creation for your sketch challenge…
    Thanks so much and smiles 2 U! ~ Pam @ “Stamping with Serendipity”

    Entry #62

  69. Yeah…I finally got to do one of your sketch challenges again!! You can see mine here:

    I think I’m #63.


  70. I am following Jana so I think I am #64…hee hee! I loved your card for this sketch (next post). It is way more elaborate than mine (I am being a slacker this weekend!):

    Cheers! (OMG…you are almost at a million!)

  71. #66, I think. Congratulations on 800,000 posts, WOW!! Here’s my card for the sketch

  72. Like the sketch but you can keep the nasty weather – we would like sunshine please when we come to Florida late November.
    Here are my entries
    #69, 70, 71

  73. Well it is my first official sketch challenge, and I so appreciate you putting it out there. In the end, it was a lot of fun and I feel great about challenging myself. I love your site, so full of wonderful tips and beautiful cards. You are truly and inspiration.


  74. Hi Beate….a little later this time. You have lots of entries!!

    I am kind of confused on which entry # mine is, sorry! It appears to have jumped from 65 to 77 in the last few posts.

    Entry #73

  75. I posted my card at SCS.

    Entry #74

  76. Hi Beate- Thank you for another FUN sketch! I believe I am entry #75. Have a great day! Chris Dickinson

  77. #76 – I always enjoy your sketch challenge and your blog!

  78. Hi Beate- I have been reading your blog for a long time and today decided to try challenge #24 (my 1st challenge). I have been in a sort of staming slump so this really inspired me. I have been spending most of my time on your blog instead of stamping….So, tonight I started my own blog. It is
    I just want to let you know that I think your creations are wonderful. The challenge really helped me to start to stamp again. I plan to do them more often, Thank you for all your inspiration. Barb #79

  79. This is my first attempt at one of your sketch challenges. I can’t help but wonder if it was supposed to be square? Oh well, anyway, I like it and hope you do too.

    Post #81

  80. I think I’m post entry #82. Here is my entry to the challenge – my first sketch challenge!


  81. I believe this would be post 83. This is my first ever sketch challenge, and I LOVED IT! Thanks for the challenge and congrats on the hits!

  82. Love the sketch! Congrats on this milestone!! Here’s my card:

    Cheryl KVD

    Entry #84

  83. Hi Beate! It’s been a while since I had a chance to do one of your weekend sketches so I’m so excited I had time this weekend!! I messed it up a bit but oh well! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    Entry #85

  84. Entry # 86

    Great sketch and gorgeous examples, simple but very effective!

    You can see my card here –

  85. I LOVE your blog, Beate! And I check it out daily. Thanks for all the inspiration. Here is my entry #89:

  86. Okay I think this makes me #90. I hope I did the thing over at Splitcoast right, but my 2 cards are also on my blog. Thanks for the layout-A TOTALLY EAST ONE!!!

  87. I believe I’m entry #91. Thanks for another great sketch, Beate!

  88. Thanks for another fabulous sketch. These are so much fun! Care to see my card?

    Entry #92

  89. Okay, I’m still #90, and thanks for the “easy” layout, not east, and here is my blog:
    What a dork!

  90. Beate: Please ignore my post in #99. I attached the wrong card! So sorry. (How embarrassing!)

    Here’s the right card.

    Take care – Regina

    entry #92

  91. Here’s my entry for WSC24. Find it on my blog

    Thanks for another great challenge!

    Entry #93

  92. Hey Beate! Thanks for another inspiring sketch, keep em coming!!!

    #94 —

  93. Hello there Beate! Such a quick and easy sketch, thanks! Here’s my take…
    Have a great day.

  94. Here’s mine, I think I’m entry #96.
    I appreciate your talent, Beate, thanks for sharing it with us!

  95. Here is my link again, it looks like my photo was dropped from the gallery so I put it up again (it’s #76).

  96. Here’s my entry I tweaked it a bit with a smaller focal point on the left instead on the right. Thanks for the challenge!

    Entry #97

  97. Great Sketch! This came in very handy today when my brain was fried!

    Mahalo for looking!

    Entry #98

  98. I think I’m #99
    It’s the third and last card down in that blog post.

    I can’t beleive this is the first time playing your weekend challenge! FUN! Thanks.


  99. And here is mine – oh I’m #100 ;-)Hope it’ll be lucky!

  100. Another fabulous sketch, I am sure I will use this one again!

    No. 102

  101. Here is mine!
    It is the first challenge I’ve ever done! Thanks for helping me get motivated to use all the stuff I have!
    I’m #103, I think.

  102. I am getting good at this posting at the last moment. I like the card this week. I challenged myself and made a card using colors that I normally don’t. I think it turned out cute.

    Thanks for another great shetch!


  103. Thank you for another wonderful sketch! Here is my entry:

    Entry # 105

  104. Hello Beate!
    Congratulations on your show case cards, they are beautiful! I love your challenges and mine is posted on my blog.

    Thank you for the inspiration Beate!

    Entry #106

  105. I finally finished mine…I hope it isn’t too late 🙂 Your showcase card is even better ~with~ the oval!

    Entry #107

  106. Here is another entry… Entry #108. I have mine in my gallery –

    Your showcase cards are wonderful! (even if they did lose the oval). Thanks again for the great sketch, I love them.


  107. Beate, I had a second look at the sketch and realized that my card looked nothing like it(just like you commented on my blog). So I did another take found here:
    No entry #. (Just replacing my card 🙂 )

  108. Here is my entry. Entry #109

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  109. Second attempt:
    How fun and easy!
    Entry #112

  110. ENTRY #113
    Here’s mine combined with SCS CC137:


    My blog, iSTAMP:

    Beate, I just love the sketch challenges that you come up with each week! Thank you for inspiring me!!!!! You’re awesome!

  111. Entry #114
    Thanks for the great sketch. This is my first time playing!

  112. Holy hannah! So many comments!! Well, my chances are slim being that I’ve yet to win anyone’s blog goodies, but here’s my card:
    Great sketch! Thanks, Beate!

    Entry #115

  113. I guess I am #116…This will be my first time at one of your sketches…my blog is

  114. Entry #118
    Great sketch challenge! I loved this layout! 🙂

  115. This is a redo of my entry #116. The link to my blog didn’t work.

  116. I had fun working with this sketch. I am entry #119. Here is my card:

  117. Number 119! That’s me! 🙂

    Thank you Beate for another fun challenge.


  118. this is my first go at joining in one of your sketch challenges. It’s on my blog under 25 October date.

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