W is for Warmth

Our home is filled with the warmth that hope, love, joy and peace can bring during Advent.

Romero's Christmas Tree
Nikon D3300 Shot
Our Beautiful World - #127 Connect (the lights)
Sue's Image-in-ing
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - W is for Warmth
It is that filling of expectancy a parent can feel when expecting a child, which in this case is our Lord, Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Luke 1:42
Uni-bal Air Pen, Caran d'Ache Watersoluble Wax Pastels, and a Silver Prismacolor Pencil
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - #19 Silver and/or Gold
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - #206
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #341
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 41 Year 5
Julie's Art Journal Everyday
Kim's Show Your Face
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
I consider the birth of any child a gift, and with a birth comes responsibility.  Although Jesus does not require the care a new born would, responsibility is still a must.  As Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40, our first and greatest responsibility is to love the Lord with all our heart, mind, and soul, and the second is to love our neighbor as ourselves.  If we are responsible and follow this commandments, everything will follow.  What do you think?

Christmas Gift & Tag
Tim Holtz Carved Ornament, Love, and Season's Greetings Dies; Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System & Sand Dollar Cartridge; Martha Stewart Gem; Wire; and more
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Tag It
The Male Room: Challenge #25 Christmas
Karen's Word Art Wednesday - #214 
Christmas Envelopes
Brother Scan'n Cut 2; Inkadinkado Holly stamp; Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils; Glossy Accents; Martha Stewart Snowflake Washi Tape; and More
Let's December Daily: 2015
Moo-Mania - Favourite Stamp
Try It On Tuesday - Snow Flakes 
Colleagues' Christmas Treats
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board; Tim Holtz Mini Poinsettia Die; Plaid Decorative Edge Ruler; Sequins;  and More
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Just a Pinch
Thank you for your visit, as well as for taking the time to leave a warm comment and following my blog.  You inspire me to continue to create and share my thoughts.  May your holiday season be filled with warmth!


Indrani said…
Yes, I agree birth of child gives joy and brings responsibility!
Great creations for the week!
Happy ABCW!
Valerie-Jael said…
Lots of beauties on show today, one lovelier than the other. Enjoy the season!
Regards, Valerie
Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and more, too!
Mandy said…
Gorgeous creations Arnoldo! The time and love put into each creation is so clear to see Arnoldo, I absolutely love your gift tag it looks wonderful, such a beautifully wrapped gift.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
NCSue said…
May our Lord richly bless you during this Christmas season and throughout the year to come!
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/12/beautiful-saint-maarten.html
mandysea said…
Oh My! Where to begin! Every beautiful project is so heart warming!
Look at your festive tree - yes 'warmth' comes to mind. Its lovely. Your wax pencil drawing is a gift in itself... her posturing, the colour - its message. Beautiful! Love your Christmas packaging and envelopes! Gorgeous embellishments and writing. Looks like you are ready for Christmas and all its blessings to come! Thanks for sharing with Our Beautiful World and Let's December Daily too!
Lunch Lady Jan said…
Hello Arnoldo, thank you for dropping by my blog today! I like your different creations you're showing today, the little boxes for your colleagues' presents are really pretty, as is your present wrapping. You have some great ideas!
Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas too :-)
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx
Love your sentiments Arnoldo, it just makes me sad the problems the world seems to have at the moment and I can't get these things out of my mind, sorry but your little boxes are lovely and I'm sure your colleagues will love them. Hope your post arrives soon with the component you need to finish off. Sending happy woyww thought your way, Angela 25
Unknown said…
What a lovely entry.... and you are so right.
To much people do and want and care less about the consequences.
If all would bear their responsibility, the world would be a much better place.

Be and stay blessed in the warmth of love and religion!

Have a nice abc-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫
Reader Wil said…

Apart from your beautiful creations I am aso happy to read your quotations of the gospels.Yes, Mary was blessed,yet she was going to suffer immensely by the knowledge that her Son had to die on the cross.But without the Cross there would not have been a baby in a manger. Without Good Friday no Christmas.

Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

sirkkis said…
How warm and beautiful home in Christmas embellisments you've Arnold. And you've made fabulous present and tag with snowflakes. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.
ellen b. said…
Beautiful post filled with light and truth. The wrapping of the gifts are a gift in themselves. So pretty. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Wonderful Art Arnoldo!
Very Merry Christmas to you!
Tertia said…
Everything you have made is awesome!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #8
Shoshi said…
Thank you for your words of wisdom yet again, Arnoldo - very beautiful words, and your journal page is beautiful too. I love your little gift boxes! Thank you for your lovely comment. I'm not too worried about my lack of creativity for now - I know it will return in due course and I just have to be patient. I am experiencing some blogging problems at the moment which hopefully will be resolved soon and I shall start blogging again!

May the Lord bless you.
a very WARM message!

Sofie V said…
I love your Christmas tree! And beautiful packaging!

P.S.: don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a bracelet and earrings jewelry set!

Greetings, Sofie # 31
Sharon Madson said…
Oh, love your gift wrappings and tags. Your tree is beautiful. Always enjoy stopping by. #50
What a great post! I love your packages especially! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx
Leslie: said…
I always get a warm feeling when I visit your blog! This week, I am enthralled by the little boxes with poinsettia tags along with the paper wrapped parcel with a holly tag. Your tree is wonderful and I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas season.

abcw team
I always enjoy your art, Arnold, especially since I'm here from WoYWW. Your art is always incredible, and the LOVE book is amazing. Of course, I also adore the boxes and the tags you used.

Happy belated WOYWW from #1.
Maura said…
Good words of wisdom for all of us this season, Arnaldo. Your sketch is beautiful, and each of the wonderful gifts you have made are so lovely. Your colleagues are certainly going to enjoy their beautiful poinsettia box treats! Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge using "just a pinch"!
Lisca said…
Your tree is beautiful, shining (Christ's) light.
You have made lovely things. I especially like the presents for the colleagues. I'm sure they will love those little boxes even if they didn't have anything in them!

A belated WOYWW,
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Your creation are so awesome, and thanks for sharing your photo with us at Our Beautiful World!
There is a lot of warmth here for sure! LOVE the drawing of expecting Mary and love all the present decor! LOVELY!!! Merry Christmas!
Hi Arnoldo! I'm always SO delighted to see your wonderful cards linked to our challenges at Word Art Wednesday, and really can't thank you enough for playing along with us. It's a real treat, and I thank you. I want to also invite you to stop by and play along with us at CropStop - always Anything Goes and it would be such a treat to have you share your cards with us there as well. I hope you'll stop by to check it out.
Blessings to you,
Karen Letchworth

Here's the link:
Faye said…
Such a beautiful post, Arnoldo. Your painting of Mary is lovely. I like the treat boxes and know they are really a treat to receive. Merry Christmas.
Valerie-Jael said…
Happy PPF, regards, Valerie
Clare Lloyd said…
super great projects. happy ppf
You've been busy. What beautiful tags and a gorgeous sketch of Mary. I also love your tree! Happy Holidays!
Julie said…
Love the picture of Mary, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday, The artwork does not need to be related to cats, all artwork and animal related posts are invited to Feline Art Friday:
Christine said…
Beautiful work for the season Arnoldo, Merry Christmas! I wish all parents would know that children are a responsibility, the world would be a better place. Homeless kids are a big concern.
Linda Kunsman said…
beautiful tree Arnoldo as are your sentiments about Christmas. Your packages are gorgeous and gifts of themselves. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and blessed Christmas!
denthe said…
Lovely seasonal projects, and a great drawing! Wishing you a merry Christmas ♥
Julie Lee said…
Lovely, creative and seasonal art, which is thought provoking too. I wish you a peaceful Christmas, filled with love and beauty. x
Beth Niquette said…
What a beautiful post. Christmas is such a lovely time of year...and the reason we celebrate is the best of all. Thank you for posting such a beautiful and moving post. Your artwork is, as always, just beautiful. I love your Christmas tree pic, too. :D
Giggles said…
Beautiful heartfelt post full of love! Yes I agree a child brings joy and responsibility..I have always honoured that! Love all the spirit and beauty in this post! Wonderful treat boxes!! Wishing you a Christmas filled with, love, laughter and joy! Thanks for bringing your authentic self to blog land!!

Hugs Giggles
sandra de said…
Wishing you a merry christmas as we sketch on a Sunday night..
sandra de
Studio Kaufmann said…
Beautiful picture of a pregnant Mary. Your presents are so beautifully decorated.I haven't started yet. Must crack on.
Happy Holidays
stefanie stark said…
Your small packages for the colleagues are enchanting!!! It's such a pleasure to see how tenderly you prepare everything for christmas.
DVArtist said…
Truly appropriate. The warmth and love your home shines through. You and your art are inspirational to us as well. I look forward every week to see what you have created. All so beautiful and done with love. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and the very best 2016.
Ros Crawford said…
Wonderful photos! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OBW!!! Have a blessed Christmas!
peggy gatto said…
Merry Christmas hugs!
What a beautiful Christmas tree! I love it. Your journal page and your gifts tags are lovely as well. I really love the bauble one. Happy Christmas to you and yours!
SewPaperPaint said…
Beautiful sketch! What a wonderful post...
Donna B. said…
Beautiful projects as always Arnoldo! I hope you had a great Christmas. Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
You live as you learn Arnoldo, there's a lot of love and warmth in your gifts and artwork. All the best for you and your family 2016!
Deborah Frings said…
Lovely work - I do like the punched ribbon and lovely tag! Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.
Rachel said…
all gorgeous creations, as usual! i especially love your treat boxes. the poinsettia on top is so pretty. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!

Wow, such beautiful Christmas creations, the recipients of these must have felt very special. Thanks for joining us in The Male Room and hope to see your cards and other projects in 2016 too.
Louise xx