V is for Values

Season's Greetings!  Advent is a season of expectancy and preparation for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is observed by many Christians prior to Christmas.  As a celebrant of the latter, I vow to keep in mind the very virtuous values addressed in Galatians 5:22-23.

Rejoice Christmas Card
Original Art Print, Calligraphy, Tim Holtz Dies, Stickles, and More
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #162
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #288
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,

Snowman Place Cards
Corks, Toothpicks, Martha Stewart Punch, Chalkboard Paper, and More
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Is Coming
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week 153
… forbearance, kindness, goodness,

Let Us Go To Bethlehem - Luke 2:15
Gelli Prints, Free Hand Cutting, Lettering, and Paper Scraps
Art Journal Journey - Collage
Dion Dior's Friday Sketches
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - V is for Values
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 40 Year 4
… faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

There's No Place Like Home
iPhone Photo
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Gallery 32 {Red}
… Against such things there is no law."

I also believe that if everyone took these viable and vital words to heart, no matter what their personal beliefs, the world would be a much better place to live in.  Thank you for your visit and kind words.  Blessings!


Virginia L. said…
Very festive and loVely design for the Christmas card! LoVe the display and originality of your cards! So Very glad that you join the fun oVer Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas/Holidays” Challenge! Very please to visit your blog, greetings from Virginia!
Christine said…
Lovely spiritual post and page for SS!
sharon said…
What a lovely post! Love the card but my heart went straight away to the journal page, magnificent! Also I had to chuckle at the feet up resting for the photograph. As well as celebrating Christ, it is a time for celebrating family, and your post shows this.
Valerie-Jael said…
Wonderful post, and thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey. Valerie
Saskia said…
Beautiful work!

Smiles, Saskia :)
Wonderful creations as always!
Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey with such a fab contribution!
Ileana said…
Words to live by, I agree. Love the pics.
Victoria said…
Such a beautiful post! I always love how you combine your art and with meaningful quotes and wisdom..very special! Love them all, festive and spiritual! Love the last photo too! Wishing you a season full of blessings to you and your family.
GalleryJuana said…
beautiful quote and fun placement cards! Those are definitely proper slippers for relaxing:)
Ginny said…
Your work always leaves me with such a wonderful sense of peace and serenity. Your words and your art capture the spirit of the season beautifully!
Very sweet, especially those snowmen place cards! Thank you for visiting and hope you're having a great week!
Jeannette said…
fabolous creations,love so much.
blessing jeannette
Lisabella Russo said…
How wonderful! I love your snowmen, they are so sweet and beautiful! Your art and posts are so lovely.
Cute cute cards, but I LOVE your art journal page...gorgeous!!!
Unknown said…
Your Christmas projects are just stunning. #48
Unknown said…
A great winter card and when I saw rejoice I did rejoice. We all really appreciate you for posting your art with us again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Advent Blessings, Carole
"Candle of Preparation", Preparation means to 'get ready'. "Help us to be ready to welcome You, O God!" (Luke 3:4-6)
Chrysalis said…
Lovely art work, and your sitting room looks so festive and inviting. Enjoy a great week, Chris # 13
Hi Arnoldo, Lovely cards. I'm betting they are your feet, you look far too relaxed, make the most of it, I'm sure you will be busy again soon!
Have a great week, Angela x 45
Hi Arnoldo, you are looking very comfy, guessing they are your feet. You had better make the most of it as I am sure you will soon be busy again.
Love the card designs too. Happy crafting, Angela x 45
Hazel said…
Beautiful cards. I particularly like the first and third ones. And it's good to read something out of the Bible today; haven't read anything from the Holy Book in forever. Thanks for including the verse in your post.
sheila 77 said…
Hello Arnoldo, your blogpost is so full of goodness and honest art. I love the little snowmen place cards on their wine-corks and your lovely snowman on the card rejoicing - I hope it stays cold enough for him to enjoy it a while.
Also love your shepherd with all the techniques you used to make him - the grass, the sky, the writing and the dear little sheep.
There's no place like home, yes, and your home looks to be a lovely warm place.
Happy PPF and Happy PPWeekend.
Artatag said…
Lovely projects! My attention is specially drawn to those cute place cards. such a cool idea using corks to have them stand up!
Gabriele 23
Lmkazmierczak said…
Love this season...Great to see everyone's celebration styles. Happy Holidays♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/two-versions/
betty-NZ said…
It's definitely that time of year! Great stuff.
I love all the pieces you've shared in this post, Arnoldo. I really don't know if people realize when they visit your blog that your art is not made up of stamped and digital images, but rather, creations of your own hands. It always amazes me what you can do with your hands. You are truly blessed of God with the amazing talent He has given you, and I'm SO grateful for very piece of art you share with us.
God bless you always!
Word Art Wednesday
Faye said…
What a great post, Arnoldo! Yes, faithfulness, gentleness and self control in everyone would change the world. Even if it were not everyone, but a large percentage, there would be such an improvement. I hope you and your family will enjoy the blessings of the holy season.
Marji said…
Beautiful work! Glad to see you with your feet up even if only for a second - you seem like you are so busy with all that you do. Happy Holidays!
Tracey FK said…
I love that bottom photo so much... your tree is beautiful and of course your place cards are adorable... where do you find the time to be so organised... I need to come and visit and take lessons...xx
Ann said…
Rejoice, rejoice, again I say rejoice. It's the season of the Birth of Jesus.
bellefrogworks said…
It's been so long since I have participated - but it's always so nice to come to your blog - I felt like I was visiting your home. I loved all your work - especially the mixed media Jesus and the lamb. I have been re-reading Deitrich Bonhoeffer's writings on Advent - mostly from his time in a German prison. His writings are really speaking to my heart and helping me to "celebrate" the time of waiting.
VonnyK said…
Lovely festive artwork, the snow men are gorgeous. The last photo is my favourite. Feet up and a beautiful Christmas tree, ah bliss. Have a wonderful Christmas and see you next year.
Von #28
Leovi said…
Exquisita creatividad, realmente maravillosas tarjetas de navidad!
Giggles said…
There never was a more perfect post!! The message of peace and love screams off the page in such a beautiful way! If we take this message into our life every single day we will find true joy! Love the cozy photo and your lovely artwork to match! Blessings to you and yours!

Hugs Giggles
Irene Rafael said…
What a warm, festive and uplifting post. You brought beauty and meaning to my day. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
betty-NZ said…
I agree that the world could use more nice! Lovely photos.
Bella Cirovic said…
Cozy pic! Thank you for adding to gallery {red}.