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 […]
There are only 10 days left until Christmas, and I have two more files to release for the holiday! I have taken the decorating a bit easier this year than in previous years, but not because I’m not thoroughly excited about the holiday season. I’ve made more of our décor than usual- instead of just unpacking […]
Yep, it’s definitely Winter. Don’t believe me? Check it out! Of course, if you don’t live in the Northern hemisphere, I guess I’ll see ya in June : ) It’s December 4th, and it’s high time to unveil the next of this season’s freebies for your Silhouette Cameo. I’ve used it to customize a cold […]
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 : […]
I can’t believe it’s been three months since I’ve posted here. I’m disappointed in myself. I’m back now, though, with a new Silhouette Cameo Freebie today and two more on the way. I’ve put together a little video to show most of the process of turning the JPEG images in the zip folder into a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.