Like so many other posts around here, this one starts off with, ‘So I was walking around Target and… .” I can’t help it. I love design, I love shopping, I don’t think I bought anything I shouldn’t have considering it’s Frugal February (welllll, I did buy a mug I’ve wanted for a while? I […]
Hey, guys! Sunday (yesterday) was Valentine’s Day, so I was a little torn on the idea of putting up a new freebie. I had this one in mind, but it felt a little odd to put one up that wasn’t a Valentine’s Day-themed design, but also a bit late to share a Valentine’s Day freebie! […]
One of my first Silhouette projects, way back in Spring or Summer of 2015, was a roses shadowbox. This is a common use for Silhouette machines- rolled flowers, that is. They’re easy enough and lovely enough that the work vs reward comes out heavily on the side of reward. I designed those roses myself, because […]
It’s almost time for another Project Ten Can. Or a project 20 can. Or a project ‘Don’t Buy Any More Candles You Freaking Psycho!’ Yep. If I publicly admit what I’ve done I’ll be able to move on. So we can all look forward to that. Anyway, here’s a little video DIY for these decorative stacking […]
Some know I’ve been on an official break, but it’s time to get rolling with new Silhouette Cameo Freebies and what better to get started than with DOUGHNUTS? I’m tellin’ you, all I did while I drew these up was salivate over the idea of a 40 minute drive to the nearest Krispy Kreme factory. […]
Christmas is one week away, and it’s high time to start getting those gifts buttoned and bowed. It’s been high on my to-do list to create my own gift tags for years, and this year I was finally able to design them and bring them to life with my Silhouette machine. And being that I […]
In the spirit of giving, I have a couple of new cut files for all you freebie fiends! There are two unique snowflakes in the Let it Snow cut file, and a little bunch of Holly in the Joy to the World file. Both are made with fonts I embellished to create the right feel […]
It’s difficult to describe the satisfaction that comes with envisioning something in the night, snatching up my bedside sketchbook, scratching out my best (pitiful) efforts and then actually making that idea come to life. I should dig out the actual sketch I did last month to really display how poorly I express myself on paper. […]
EchoStenger.com began in early 2013 as a side project of Echoia.com. Namely, Echoia Photography. Wanting to expand to include more varied content, it seemed only appropriate to change the site's title.
It currently is an outlet for many of my interests and passions. I share my work in and write tutorials for Adobe Illustrator, review products (mostly purchased by me), experiment with my Silhouette Cameo machine (hashtag vector in flesh!), share my day-to-day and still post photographs on a regular basis.
Thank you for visiting and coming along with me as I grow and seek out beauty in everything.
I am a Christian mom, girlfriend, dog-mom, cat-mom and pseudo step-mom. I take up hobbies faster than I can put them back down. I am from Texas, but currently reside in Utah.
I. Love. Air conditioning.
Angel : My seraph son. I’ll likely speak of nothing and no one so much. Born October 2009. He likes the color
orange blue and almost anything Marvel.
Veda : Black. Lab-like. Born Summer 2008. A life changer. Full name and title: Princess Darth Veda Jane Sultanfuss Stenger. Usually just Veda/Veda Jane when she’s bad. Also ‘Monster’. In your way? Just say, 'Scoot, Veda.'
Trinity : Rescued from the pound about 9 weeks of age, Summer 2009. I call her ‘Wiggle Bottoms’, 'Dummy' (lovingly, of course) or ‘Little Bit’. Big time cuddler.
Li : Dog cat. Scarier than both the dogs put together.