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. […]
Hey, guys! I wanted to share a quick, fun freebie. This design is free for you to use personally or commercially. If you have a blog, web site, facebook, twitter etc. I’d appreciate a mention! I thought those of us who don’t drink could still use a cheeky saying for our mugs, so I created […]
Merry Christmas, Freebie Lovers! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, even if you’re not American. I had the typical giant meal with family and worked on this post : ) I quite enjoyed designing and drawing this set up in Illustrator. I envisioned it as a painting, so I used them to […]
When I updated my Project Ten Can on Tuesday I mentioned some large 22oz jars that I had saved for a Silhouette Cameo project. I’ve been working on Christmas cut files for quite a while, but I don’t do a lot of decorating for Thanksgiving. I wanted to make a little centerpiece for my table […]
Following in the steps of the Layered Pumpkin and the Layered Umbrella and Layered Candy Corn cut files, this week I’m releasing a layered spider web! It probably isn’t hard to tell, but I’m enjoying this type of cut a lot. It’s fun to imagine different things and determine how well they lend themselves to this style, […]
A new, spooky cut file! We aren’t quite ready to decorate for Halloween around our house, but I know some people start a lot earlier than I do. We put it off until after our Autumn birthdays (Angel, Meeeeee). But that doesn’t mean I’m not planning it well in advance! As soon as décor starts […]
As promised, a follow-up to Sunday’s Layered Pumpkin cut files! Today I’m offering downloads for a layered umbrella and a layered candy corn. These are put together the same way the pumpkin was, so if you did not see that post check it out and learn to Create a Layered Pumpkin CutoutUsing your Silhouette Machine. […]
Oh, I don’t think I can be controlled. My poor, manly family. But wisely they don’t ask me to choose. And you don’t have to choose, either, because the download for this is at the end of the post : ) Read along to see how I cut it! While walking through the aisles of […]
No tutorial this week, no walkthroughs. Just a project I completed. And Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. I’m offering the download for these, but I’ll tell you they were designed for very temperamental shadowboxes. They can be […]
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.