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 […]
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 […]
Hey, guys! Sunday (yesterday) was Valentine’s Day, so I was a little torn on the idea of putting up a new freebie. I had this one in mind, but it felt a little odd to put one up that wasn’t a Valentine’s Day-themed design, but also a bit late to share a Valentine’s Day freebie! […]
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. […]
It’s been a while since I updated on my general cameo projects. There have been lots of freebies making the rounds, but not much about my personal projects. I made several Christmas gifts. Every year, Angel receives an ornament for our tree. This year, I wanted something to reflect that he had started school but […]
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 […]
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.