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. […]
I do not happen to be a person who is against preparing for holidays in advance. When you take them seriously, hand make things or are just busy, if you want things to go the way you want them to go, you have to be ready! I created this file with the vision of using […]
I’ve had some technical difficulties the last couple of weeks, but I’m back! To celebrate, I’m releasing two new Halloween cut files in the middle of the week. Yay! First we have a bat webbing its way out of a tree, which has more webbing in it. I enlarged this cut file and cut it […]
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, […]
Today’s freebie focuses on the Print and Cut feature available on your machine. This adorable pumpkin-that-is-a-cupcake is a fully scalable vector graphic ready for you to add your text to it. I have added ‘Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice’ to mine. Do what you like with yours, but remember they’re just for personal use : ) This […]
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 […]
Whew! I’ve been engrossed in summer, back-to-school and of course design, illustration and Cameo. I am constantly exploring and experimenting with what my Cameo can do. As a vector artist, for years I’ve completed illustrations just to look at them forlornly and wish that there was a faster, easier way to make them real. Right […]
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.