Vera Farmiga in Vector. As I worked on my sites earlier this year, picking and choosing which pieces to put in my portfolio, I committed to returning to vector portraits when the redesigns were done. I’ve done so many over the years, and at the start of each one I feel like there’s no way […]
I’ve been a graphic designer and vector artist for a long time. I enjoy it, I feel good about it, and I spend a lot of time at it. In the past, when someone I love has been sad, sometimes I’ve drawn something for them. But usually that leaves them feeling a little, um, underwhelmed. […]
In this video I’ll show you how to work with .dxf files in Silhouette Studio basic or free edition. The file I am working with is my original design and it is available for purchase at Echoia Design on Etsy and can be accessed directly through this link: Lord Knows We Need More Bows . […]
With my new equipment and applications mostly sorted out, I’m finally able to start doing screencast tutorials! I’m very excited to bring this new type of content to my site. I am open to tutorial suggestions and requests. I have a few on my list right now, but I’m not opposed to seeing it grow […]
Do you know what today is? Are you excited? You should be. I know I am. You still don’t know? It’s Silhouette Sunday! This week I’m sharing a free cut file of one of my favorite projects to date. I wanted to do something special for my sweet son’s adorable Kindergarten class. I wanted something […]
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 […]
A few weeks back we made a Whirly Pop in Illustrator. Thanks to the never-ending heat, summer imagery is rarely far from my mind. While that tutorial was born from fantasies about midways and carnival rides, this week’s tutorial is born of beach memories. In this quickie but goody we’ll explore some shortcuts and incredibly useful […]
Who’s up for another Ten Minute Tutorial? You can’t go wrong with these guys, they’re just so easy, fast and will teach you something useful! Last week we learned to make Whirly Pops in Illustrator (though that took a bit longer than 10 minutes, I’d guess). This week we’re going to make a wood texture […]
Did you know that those awesome giant lollipops that Cosmo Kramer was eating in the backwards episode of Seinfeld are real? And that they’re called whirly pops? I was pretty young when I first saw that episode and I had no recollection of ever seeing those before. I called them The Kramer Lollipop. I’ve since […]
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.