It's Coming Fast

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The Christmas cards are out, the Christmas tree is up, the Christmas presents are getting wrapped, the baking has begun, and I'm out of school for the holidays - YEAH!!!  It's going to be a blessed Christmas, I can already tell.

Christmas Card Series
Gelli Prints, Copies, Die Cuts, Washi Tape, and Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bling It On!
Moo-Mania - Snowflakes
Maria's Orange You Glad It's Friday #69
Lorik's Mandarin Orange Monday #73
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week 103
Gift Wrap Theme
Various Papers, Border Punch, Dies, Stamps, and Ribbons
Artists in Blogland: December Scavenger Hunt (One Word Resolution)
By Your Hands: Blog Party Sunday
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #111
Origami Christmas Angel
Various Papers and Baker's Twine (Instructions)
Tag Tuesday - Angels
Jen's In The Studio - Handmade Christmas Ornaments
Inspiration Avenue - Christmas
Noche Buena - Poinsettia
Various Tim Holtz Products and Tools
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 - December
Tag Tuesday - 12 Days of Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp Out 2013
Nativity Ornament Tag
Kraft Paper, Ornament Die, Star Punch, Metallic Foil Tape, Ribbon Ink Pads, and Sharpie Micron Pen
Tag Tuesday - Starry Night
Craftitude Challenge 55 - Christmas Sparkle
Three Muses - White Space
A Year in the Life of an Art Journal - Mistletoe or Humbug
Manon's Paper Saturdays
Annual Snowflake Ball
My youngest daughter in teal with her friends.
52 Photos Project: Gallery 35 {Holiday Traditions}
Calligraphic Illustration - Joy
Gouache, Colored Pencils, and Black Micron Pen
Art Journal Journey - Dark & Light
Jenn's Artist's Playroom #86 - Draw
Order of the Opus Gluei: Challenge #172 Circles
What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #237
Denise and Roger's ABC Wednesday - W is for Holiday Wishes 
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Other than on Tag Tuesday, I have not posted anything for almost 3 weeks.  Please accept my apologies, but I was extremely busy at work, as well as with various personal engagements.  Thank you for your kind words during my last post and I leave you with the Bible passage that is being featured at Word Art Wednesday this week.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


bellefrogworks said…
Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!
GlorV1 said…
Very nice Arnoldo. Happy Holidays to you and your family. God Bless You! Enjoy your holiday and time off.
Joy Murray said…
Beautiful work as always. And your family looks so happy and festive. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us. I particularly like the Joy illustration -- the brown paper gives it a nice aged feel. Merry Christmas.
DVArtist said…
This is a wonderful post. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.
Faye said…
Lovely post with your varied cards. And your photos. And beautiful Christmas scripture. Merry Christmas.
minnemie said…
A beautiful Christmas post . I especially love the way those gifts are wrapped! Very elegant.
Giggles said…
Love the gift wrap, tags, cards and beautiful daughters!! All so special!! Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas filled with love and laughter! Nice to see you back!

Hugs Giggles
Leslie: said…
Lovely post and may I send my warmest wishes to you and your family during this blessed season. Have a good rest, as I am having now that my tutoring students are on their break, too. May 2014 be the best ever, too!

abcw team
Anonymous said…
Merry Christmas to you and yours Arnoldo! Lovely cards, wrappings and family!
Jen Price said…
I love that angel! Do you have a link to how to do it?
Jez said…
I have missed your posts Arnoldo, but knew that this time of year is always very busy at school. I love all your work and your photos of your beautiful daughters on their way to the ball with their 'beaus'. I wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas, and all the best in the New Year 2014.
Lorraine A said…
Gorgeous cards, tags and wrappings ,,, the whole post is FAB and I love the photo's of your family too, beautiful :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
Valerie-Jael said…
Happy Christmas to you and yours, Arnoldo! Valerie
Gaby Bee said…
Beautiful creations!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Creative New Year!

Gaby xo
Wow what a wonderful selection. Gorgeous cards, tag and angel and your wrapping is fantastic. Love all the details. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x
Unknown said…
I am pleased to see you do the old fashioned wrapping. I have always enjoyed wrapping and using scraps of things to make sweet decorations for each parcel. I used their pictures on a snowflake instead of writing names. Your little red packages look very pretty. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday.
Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy to you family and you,
Carole Robb Bisson
Kitt said…
pretty cards and wrapping. Thanks for the inspiration for last minute ideas and sharing with us at Craftitude Challenges
peggy gatto said…
So very merry!!!
I love your origami angel, wonderful!!!
Have a great holiday!!!
Happy Holidays !
Wonderful artwork!

Barb Cady said…
What a joyful beautiful post! Love your cards and wrapped presents. I wish you and your family a wonderful and joyful Christmas dear friend, hugs, barb x
Leovi said…
Deliciosas composiciones navideñas!
Muchas gracias! Le deseo unas felices fiestas!
Lou Anne Hazel said…
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas tags and images. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!
sharon said…
Lovely Tags and I particulary like the Joy illustration. May you and your family have a blessed christmas and a wonderful new year.
Unknown said…
Happy holidays, Arnoldo and everyone!

Wow, you've made it a splendid paper art Christmas! I love the origami angel and the special way you decorated all the packages.

BTW, I also love your family photo. What a handsome family!
Linda Kunsman said…
all of your beautiful projects have such an elegant feel to them Arnoldo-I love them all! A very merry and blessed Christmas toy you and your loved ones.
Lin said…
Great design for your cards, Arnoldo - the sequins make a great bling for our challenge! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Netty said…
Happy PPF Arnoldo. Lots of beautiful projects and thank you for sharing the photograph of your beautiful daughter. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, hugs Annette x
Lisabella Russo said…
What beautiful cards, packages, and tags. All so lovely! Happy Christmas wishes to you and your family.
Sirkka said…
Wishing you Happy Christmas time and blessings for the New Year!
Christine said…
Merry Christmas Arnoldo! Lovely xmas projects!
Indrani said…
Lovely Christmas post!
Happy celebrations to you and yours!
VonnyK said…
A beautiful post as always Arnoldo. I love all your beautiful Christmas things.
To you and your family I wish you a wonderful Christmas.
Von xx
Happy holidays to you and your family!! Enjoy!!

Well your artwork is worth to wait for three weeks, so no apologies needed haha. ( I know it can be so busy, especialy during this time of the year)

BEautiful proejcts again!

With love from The Netherlands,
stefanie stark said…

Your christmas artwork looks marvellous! I love it how you have wrapped the presents and I like this angel too as well as the christmas cards! Merry christmas to you and your family!
manomij said…
Happy Paper Saturdays Arnoldo. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2014.
Deann said…
Your daughter is lovely and so are your cards and tags a great post.
Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year.
Paper rainbow said…
Lovely cards made with such care and love! Happy Christmas to you and your family. ;)
Paula (PEP) said…
I thought it was a little quiet from your direction…..but guessed you'd have so much to get done before end of term. I keep coming back again & again to your little bauble for the detail is exquisite.The little tiny wire coming from the silvery closure; the little nativity scene complete with angel; the starry night sky containing the one guiding star; the light encompassing the star, angel & nativity which makes me think of 'the light shines in the darkness;" & your sumptuous red satin ribbon completes a little masterpiece that delighted me with its intricacy. Thank you.
Wishing you & your family a lovely peaceful Christmas.
Paula (PEP)
I especially love the poinsettia tag - it looks like some type of plastic technique - very cool! I just wanted to pop by your actual blog to wish you and your beautiful family a Merry Christmas. You have been such a tremendous blessing to us here at Word Art Wednesday, and I want to thank you for all the entries you've shared and the support you've shown through posts, comments and prayers. I praise God for you, and I look forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful art shared with us in the year ahead. God is just SO GOOD!
Have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!
Blessings to you and yours,
Word Art Wednesday
Irene Rafael said…
Such beauty and thoughtfulness shown here for your loved ones. Merry Christmas.
Michelle said…
Wow! You've got Christmas mastered! I love your presents. What a fabulous way of wrapping. So many creative touches! The cards...the ornaments...that fabulous tag! It's all so beautifully done.
And I'd also like to thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says stamp Monday challenge. Merry Christmas! ~Michelle
HansHB said…
A great post for MOM!
Merry Christmas to you!
GalleryJuana said…
Your xmas cards are wonderful and I'm sure much appreciated by the receiver. visiting from sunday sketches.
Candy C said…
Arnoldo... Thank you for all of your uplifting comments you have left on my blog this year. You positive energy even shines through your words left for others. :) Your Christmas cards and wrapped gifts look amazing. Carefully created pieces such as these mean so much more! They are truly gifts of the heart. Your daughter looked so lovely as she was dressed up to go out with friends. I wish for you and your family the magic that is Christmas and that HE will continue to keep you in His loving care throughout the coming year. Blessings to you and yours, my friend. Candy
Yes my friend, C'mas is knocking our doors! I'm not sorprised at your amazing C'mas wrapping since you are such a talented artista thu and thru! Still I love the cards, the tags, the ornaments, wow, just amazing! Wishing you and your lovely family only blessings and the best for C'mas 2013!
WISH I could say I'm as prepared as you!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Winnie said…
I am adoring your origami angel and the nativity tag! your packaging is so lovely as well. Hope your daughter enjoyed her ball! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and all the best in 2014! (Enjoy the time off!!)
Ariel said…
Your holiday cards are lovely. Merry Christmas to you.
Anna-Karin said…
Beautiful projects!! Love the angel and your Tim Holtz tag loks wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Merry Christmas!!
chrissie said…
A wonderful posts and great makes.

Have a very Happy Christmas

Love Chrissie x
sirkkis said…
Yes, Christmas is very close...
Wish you very happy Christmas, Arnold!
johanna said…
peaceful holidays to you and your family, arnoldo!
sheila 77 said…
Hello Arnoldo, thanks for your visit to Orange E. and your very kind words. I enjoy visiting your blog, it is always positive and uplifting.
I very much like your Christmas cards (I enlarged them to have a good look) and your origami angel.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2014.
Fabulous post! Love love love your Tim tag....just stunning with the Latin influences! Your ornament and presents too...all wonderful! Merry Christmas!
Meihsia Liu said…
Such a beautiful post! Love all your Christmas creations and great photos. Wish you and your family happy holidays. :)
Anonymous said…
What an elegant post for the Holidays and Mandarin ~ Merry Christmas ~ carol, xxx
Olá, Arnoldo.Gostei muito de suas postagens, de seus trabalhos e de suas palavras...tocaram meu coração!
Virei sempre visitá-lo e espero também sua visita em meu blog.
Feliz e santo Natal com a LUZ de Jesus!
Feliz 2014 com as bençãos de Deus!
Um abraço,
Marlei 'from Brazil'.
Jeannette said…
Wow,beautiful works,wish you and your family happy warm christmas and a wonderful new year.
Happy PPF:-)

Greetings Jeannette
So many beautiful creations, wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
Taluula said…
A merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, Arnoldo.
Tam Hess said…
Happy Christmas! Love seeing your family and all your creative gifties :) Hope to be getting back to PPF and my art friends. You are such a creative inspiration!
Electra said…
Beautiful pieces, Arnoldo! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
maria said…
Love the cards and the angel origami. Your daughter is so lovely.

Glad you decided to share your photos on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Merry Christmas!
These are wonderful. I LOVE your wrapped parcels. SO lovely. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. :)
Votos de Boas Festas....
Wow! So many beautiful works and a wonderful post!
I wish you and your family a happy new year!
Cathy Kennedy said…
These are all quite lovely. I like to hand-stamp greeting cards, but I do nothing that can compare to your stunning projects. May the New Year be filled with many blessings for you and yours!
Borqna said…
Happy New Year!
With best wishes for health, much joy, love and good luck!
Beautiful pieces, Arnoldo!