Who’s up for learning a cool new Illustrator technique today? While explaining it, I created the grass in the preview in about 4 minutes (not counting intro and outro time in the video’s run time, which still only takes the video up to a whopping 4:31). This technique, which uses one brush, about 10 strokes and […]
Hello, Friends! Welcome back! Today’s freebie is Christmas-inspired, but I already have used it in my Thanksgiving décor because, hey, I am joyful! Below, there is also a video walkthrough including what I did in Silhouette Studio! I have a lot of Christmas freebies on their way soon. Have a great Thanksgiving until then : […]
Hey! With Easter around the corner I’ve been working on quite a few things. Today, I’m sharing two new FREE cut files for Silhouette Studio! One is an easy print-and-cut for stand-up Easter eggs and the second is a little treat box with egg cut-outs. I’ve been very into box design lately, it’s challenging but […]
Hey, guys! This week I have an easy peasy freebie for Silhouette Sunday. It’s a four-leaf clover 4 ways! Yay! There are four clovers on the mat in this file. Two have no lettering, and two of them are duplicates of the second clover with the words ‘KISS’ and ‘CUTE’ in the leaves (petals?). These […]
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 . […]
Inspired by hearts and love and Valentine’s day on the horizon, I have a brand new Silhouette freebie for you! This adorable .studio3 file is a fully scalable vector graphic you can print, or cut, or print AND cut! Yay! This freebie is for personal use only, but it is available for purchase commercially in […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.