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Great new Sponsor, a Giveaway, and 2 winners!!

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I love finding a great supplier.
One with a stocked inventory…….and really low prices.
And it’s only best to share with everyone else.
I have mentioned this company before, but today we’re diving into to their shop.  Because, you’ll love what’s available to you, I’m sure of it.

Expressions Vinyl  is an independent seller, not tied to any craft cutter brand……..therefore, making it possible to offer great crafting vinyl at really low prices.  They purchase high quality Oracal Vinyl, which is the same exact vinyl that the Cricut company sells with their cutter…..but in many more shapes and sizes.  Okay, and for a great price.
Vinyl (with an adhesive backing) is great for scrapbooking, for home decor, and for other crafting projects.  (Remember my vinyl projects here, here and here?) And you know, if you don’t have a craft cutter, then print out the images you want on the computer, trace around the images onto the vinyl with an exacto knife, and you can use vinyl too.  Perfect.
But what’s great about Expressions Vinyl, is that if you just need a bit of vinyl for a smaller project, no problem, they carry small sheets of vinyl.  Find selections here.
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 But, they also carry large rolls, with plenty of vinyl for those bigger projects.  You will never run out of your vinyl.  Click here to view the larger rolls.
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Expressions Vinyl has so many colors to choose from.  Perfect for all of your projects.  Click here for a full list of their colors.
Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Ice Blue
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Gentian
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Gentian Blue
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Powder Blue
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Turquoise Blue
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Turquoise
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Olive
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Green
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Cricut Vinyl Oracal 631 Dark Green
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There is also outdoor vinyl, which is perfect for labeling mailboxes, creating outdoor signs, etc.  All color can be found here.
Outdoor Cricut Vinyl Oracal 651 Black
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Outdoor Cricut Vinyl Oracal 651 White
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Outdoor Cricut Vinyl Oracal 651 Brown
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Outdoor Cricut Vinyl Oracal 651 Red
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Oracal 651 beige
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Oracal 651 Pink
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Oracal 651 Gentian
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Oracal 651 Lime Tree Green
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Oracal 651 Dark Green
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And then there’s the specialty colors.  You know that project that needs an extra pop……..yes, they have some great metallic shades.  All found here.
Specialty Cricut Vinyl Silver Metallic
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Specialty Cricut Vinyl Gold Metallic
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Specialty Cricut Vinyl Copper Metallic
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Deep Blue Metallic Cricut Vinyl
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Gloss Finish
Fir Green Metallic Cricut Vinyl
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Gloss Finish
Red Brown Metallic Cricut Vinyl
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One last thing I have to mention…..because I love this stuff, is the heat transfer vinyl.  

Or Tshirt Vinyl.  
Or iron-on vinyl.  
Whatever name you recognize.  
Remember my post here, where I used vinyl on my kid’s clothing?  Yes, great project.  And so much fun.  Well, Expressions Vinyl recently started carrying this type of vinyl at a fraction of the cost.  I’m off to place a new order, so that I can personalize more of our clothing.  Love it.

And if you’re having trouble using your vinyl, or understanding how it all works, there is a whole library of videos that you can watch, which demonstrate how to create different vinyl projects.  And it may just give you that new idea you’ve been looking for as well.  Click here for all videos.  
(Just click on any of the grey shaded titles and a video for that topic will pop up.)


Isn’t this a treasure trove of great crafting vinyl?  

I have actually had a great experience with Expressions Vinyl, fantastic customer service, and very quick shipping.  I couldn’t have been happier with their service……..okay, and their incredible prices.  Whew, I can’t get over the deals they offer.  (And that was my genuine experience with them……..I was not asked to mention it.)

And yes, Expressions Vinyl is offering a giveaway to one of you, so that you can get started right away on your next vinyl project.  They are giving away 2 separate $25 gift certificates, good towards anything in their shop.  
2 winners will be very happy!
Also, Expressions Vinyl is offering 10% off your entire order until August 19th.  Just enter MAKEIT at checkout.  So everyone wins, right?

Here’s how to enter to win:
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  • Visit Expressions Vinyl here and browse around for a bit.
  • Then come back here and let me know what you like, in one comment.  Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you’ve won.
 **Not sure how to leave a comment? 
Make sure you are at the Make It and Love It site (not reading from an email or google reader) and scroll down to the bottom of this post.  You will see in smaller print, “Posted By Ashley”, then a time, and then the word “Comments” with a number by it.  That number signifies how many people have left comments.  Click on the word “Comments” and a new screen will pop up.  On the right side, there is an empty white box where you can leave a comment, enter your info below it, and then publish your comment.  Your comment will appear at the bottom of the list of comments.  That’s it.
Any questions? Email me at

So……visit the site, comment back on this post with your email address, and you’re done.
Only one comment per person.


This giveaway ends Tuesday, Aug. 10th, at 12 midnight (EST)
Good luck!
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!


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  2. Ciara says:

    I have tried many of the colors so I love them all but I think my next adventure will have to be the tshirt vinyl. I have done so many different projects and I think I could make so really cute shirts for the school I work for!

  3. se2653 says:

    love the selections!

  4. Jennifer h says:

    Love the vinyl, any and all of it. The prices rock!!

  5. Jodi says:

    I ordered from them before and they are great. I would love to try the iron on vinyl!

  6. Honestly, Rachel Marie says:

    tshirt vinyl!

  7. Tiffany says:

    I would definitely get T-shirt vinyl to make some cute baby gifts. I have a Cricut and definitely need to learn how to use vinyl! Oh the possibilities!

  8. Heather Ruiz says:

    I love the fall colors vinyl!

  9. Tina J says:

    Thank you so much for featuring this site! I recently purchased a Silhouette after seeing your blog post about it – good sales person you are!!!!

    I had no idea that there were alternative ways to purchase vinyl. It's awesome that they sell individual sheets so it is possible to have lots of different colors! Thanks again!

  10. TheSweetOne says:

    I'm torn between the metallic options and all the outdoor – mostly because I've already come up with tones of outdoor work related options. 'Course the greens and purples would be great for decorating the kids' doors… What I really appreciated about the site was learning that there IS a difference between indoor and outdoor vinyl. No one else has specified that anywhere. When you buy "Cricut" vinyl, I assume it's for indoor use??

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so many beautiful colors…guess it would be a variety pack since I couldn't make up my mind. Also the t-shirt vinyl.
    Thanks for chance to win!

  12. Kimberly says:

    What a cool site! I'd never heard of fabric vinyl until your post, now I'm excited to order some. Plus the videos are awesome!!

  13. Elaine says:

    Just received my order and their customer service is awesome and prices some of the best I've found. I am definitely planning on ordering again. I have lots of projects planned.

  14. Heather says:

    With times being tough, I have looked for more creative ways to earn extra money. I saw a video on expressions Vinyl and tried the craft, it was a hit with friends. I recently tried the heat t-shirt transfer in an onesies. Again became a hit with friend I decide to try out a commission base selling at a local store and craft shows, it has now grown to special orders for etched glass, one of a kind items such as onesies, political vinyl sign on cars, home-décor and much more. I have used other companies for my vinyl with frustration at the product that I receive. I only purchase it form expressions vinyl, you get what you see and the sight is updated all the time with new idea videos. Thanks Expressions Vinyl, you have made owning my business so easy and dependable.

  15. Maysie O. says:

    I adore both the Pink and the Lime-Tree Green Vinyl. This would be fun to decorate with in my new apartment!

  16. Carol says:

    My husband has always wanted to name his boat. If I got the outdoor vinyl, I'd make him letters to put on his boat. (The name he has picked is "Miss Behave".)This give-away could make two people happy!

  17. Rachel Phillips says:

    LOVE love love the sparkle ones!!! Want them alll!! Can't wait for my first order!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome prize!

  18. Rebecca says:

    T-Shirt Vinyl. I have a great project in mind!

  19. Mary says:

    I would love to try the t-shirt vinyl!!!! What possibilities…..

  20. Brenda says:

    Trying to choose a single color…impossible for me to do, but a variety pack? Perfect!

  21. One Crafty Chick's Creations says:

    I order from them all the time!

    Michelle @ One Crafty Chick's Creations

  22. Nadine says:

    I love Expressions Vinyl for exactly the same reasons you listed: excellent prices, great product, and wonderful service. And now, they've helped me find you. Love your site, too. A special bonus on the EV site are the videos. They provide a wealth of information in a compact, easy format. I find myself saying, "so many vinyl projects, so little time!" I have a long list of ideas and vinyl projects that I want to create; and the list just keeps getting longer! I recently got some t-shirt vinyl and am designing new graphics for that right now.

  23. The Rashall Family says:

    I want it all! I definitely would get some t-shirt vinyl.

  24. Melissa says:

    I love that I can buy sheets of vinyl without commiting to a whole roll! ANd there are so many colors to choose from!

  25. Jennifer says:

    I've been buying my vinyl for about a year and absolutely love the quality and the price!!! I always get my order fast and the colors are awesome!! I purchased the samples so I can show my customers what they will be getting. I would love to try my hand at the t-shirt vinyl :-)

  26. Jennifer says:

    I've been buying my vinyl for about a year and absolutely love the quality and the price!!! I always get my order fast and the colors are awesome!! I purchased the samples so I can show my customers what they will be getting. I would love to try my hand at the t-shirt vinyl :-)

  27. Georgia says:

    I love the variety of colors that is offered. My favorites are Key Lime and Lilac

  28. Jennifer says:

    I've been buying my vinyl for about a year and absolutely love the quality and the price!!! I always get my order fast and the colors are awesome!! I purchased the samples so I can show my customers what they will be getting. I would love to try my hand at the t-shirt vinyl :-)

  29. Anonymous says:

    I have purchased from EV lots of times and I am always amazed at the fast shipping and wonderful color selection. I can never make up my mind on the colors. I am almost to one of each, LOL.

    I use it to scrapbook, I made school mascots for the Senior Baseball player year books.
    I decorated pencil cases with school mascots and names for back to school and of course I decorate my car windows.
    I have even decorated my washer, so nothing is safe! :0)

  30. Kim says:

    I have used expressions vinyl before, and I love them. They are super speedy (I always have my order within a few days), and I am very happy with the quality of the vinyl.

    If I won, I think I would get more heat transfer vinyl. I just got a few sheets and can't wait to try it out. It looks so fun.

    Thanks for the chance.

  31. christana08 says:

    I would love some t-shirt vinyl and i'm always in the need of transfer tape :)

  32. The Gustafson Family says:

    OH what a great giveaway!! I just bought a sillhouette and am in need of some vinyl!!! I would probably put it towards a big roll purchase. Crossing my fingers…

  33. Mary Ann says:

    I want to buy the t-shirt vinly to make my son some shirts for school!!!

  34. KJ Designs Vinyl Creations says:

    Expressions Vinyl is a great place to buy vinyl for my at home business. I have already ordered twice from them and the quality of the vinyl is great! Can't wait to make my first T-shirt with the NEW T-shirt vinyl. Check me out on Facebook….KJ Designs Vinyl Creations.

  35. Jay says:

    love love love all the variety of colors and the t-shirt vinyl looks so fun!

    eattyme @ hotmail. com

  36. Erin Cookmeyer says:

    I want to try the permanent vinyl to make my own popcorn bowls and the T-shirt vinyl.

  37. Cindy H says:

    I love this company! They have so much vinyl to choose from! I love the bright colors of t-shirt vinly!

  38. Monica says:

    Thanks for chance to win! I love everything but mostly the iron on vinyl. My hubby made me a shirt and I love it. I would like him to make me more creations with the cricut and iron on vinyl. He is a pro now and I'm happy he LOVES my toys too.

  39. Rhonda says:

    I more than love the site, I have so many choices, that I am in sensory overload…..and want it all. I would love to have a modpodge of every type of vinyl to play with and decorate, can I mom, can I……lol

  40. The Poll Family says:

    I think the t-shirt vinyl is awesome! I also like the vinyl pack option. I love, too how they have videos to show you how to cut your vinyl for multiple projects, VERY helpful!

  41. Samantha says:

    I love my Silhouette and have just started using vinyl for etching on glass! I hope you pick me!! :)

  42. Anonymous says:

    Expressions Vinyl IS unbelievably AWESOME! Not only is their selection of vinyl out of this world, but their customer service is top-notch as well. I love that they post videos of how to use their product so that we (their customers) can be happy with our final result. I just love working with this company!

  43. nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 says:

    i love the tshirt vinyl in the bright pink- i can think of so many ways to use it for back to school!

  44. Emily says:

    I love the selection of colors! I have been buying vinyl locally for the silhouette to save on shipping. There aren't as many color choices though. I would love to have them all!!!!

  45. Sunny says:

    I have ordered from them in the past.. numerous times!!!!! Shipping time is fast and the vinyl cuts great…

  46. Adam and Sarah says:

    I would pick some vinyl sheets to use with my cricut. Or get one of the vinyl packs. I love vinyl and just keep putting off getting some up in my house… Now maybe it's time! :)

  47. Shelly says:

    I am excited to try the heat transfer vinyl! Hope I'm the lucky winner!

  48. mandy says:

    I think the chalkboard vinyl looks super fun! Can't wait to give it a whirl.

  49. Angela Cooling says:

    I love ALL of the vinyl but I would really like to try the t-shirt vinyl… That will be my next purchase from expressions vinyl!

  50. Dianna says:

    I would love to try the outdoor vinyl. I got a Cricut for Christmas and haven't had much time to experiment yet.

  51. Renters No More says:

    I would love the Dusted Crystal vinyl to make some holiday decorations.

  52. Country Kreations says:

    I love everything about this site/business. They have updates all the time, great prices, and great products! Love doing business with them!

  53. 97Tarheel says:

    I LOVE the chalkboard vinyl!

  54. meagan says:

    I would choose powder blue and lime-tree green sheets so I can make a cute saying to put right above my kitchen window. Getting it done has been on my list for a year!

  55. Anonymous says:

    EV offers it all!!! Vinyl for any project….indoor/outdoor, t-shirt, WHATEVER!! They send great email reminders, post how-to videos offer great links to other blogs and websites and they have tons of info for all of us who have that CREATIVE mind and heart!!! I plan to MAKE IT AND LOVE IT with my Cricut and EV vinyl!!!

  56. Jo B. says:

    I've ordered from EV before and the service is great! I'm planning a child's growth chart with vinyl.

  57. Creative Designs by Cindy says:

    I would love to try the t-shirt vinyl. I could also use the chalkboard vinyl for my 6 and 4 yr old.

  58. Gretchen says:

    I am looking at the chalkboard vinyl. I thought the videos had great ideas.

  59. Tammy says:

    I LOVE Expressions Vinyl and especially all of the wonderful vinyl colors. There is no way I could only choose one color or thing, they are all great.

  60. Anonymous says:

    good morning from NJ! i actually like the samples of all the vinyl you can buy on a keyring!
    thank you for the chance to win…
    marie sierra

  61. Anonymous says:

    I am 100% in complete adoration of purple, lavendar and lilac. My organizational brain is in overdrive thinking of all the baskets, totes, containers I can label up!

    Donna (

  62. Doris says:

    I LOVE vinyl and the more I know the better off I am… wanting to purchase (or win) a chance to use the t-shirt vinyl.
    so asked to pick one word to describe:
    parkenana5@cox dot net

  63. Upallnite says:

    I like the t-shirt transfers & the outdoor vinyl. Cheaper t-shirt transfers leave a film…If I win…I would like to purchase some of that.

  64. Tracy says:

    Oh the possibilities! I've just purchased a Silhoutte SD machine and can only imagine the projects I can make…especially with such a wide variety of vinyl colors!!!! There's no limit to what I can make now. Thanks for sharing Vinyl Expressions site! <3 Tracy at

  65. cowbelleru says:

    I love the people at Epressions Vinyl. Thet are so nice and so very nice. I like everything in the store.. The people and the products are amazing at Expressions Vinyl.

  66. Cara says:

    I love the tutorials, especially the one with the labels for the laundry baskets. I need a way for my boys to tell their baskets apart and labeling them with their names, one in green and one in blue will be perfect.

  67. Rachelle Ferris says:

    I just asked for a Silhouette for my bday so I am already getting excited for projects. I'll definately keep this seller in my bookmarks. I am most interested in how the tshirt making works!

  68. Pam and Presley says:

    Wow-the color selection is awesome! I would do the t-shirt vinyl because we have a walk team Cure for Cole (my son has Juvenile Diabetes) and we could make up new walk shirts of just different shirts for the different fund raising events we have through out the year! I am now the new GS leader and my girls could make cool unit shirts and we are just getting ready to cross to Juniors what great timing!

    Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway and for sharing your site with us.


  69. Robert Terry says:

    I love all the colors and had a hard time making my mind up on the ones I wanted. It shipped fast and when I got my vinyl it was so pretty I hated to cut into it. I am having so much fun.

  70. AJ says:

    I totally LOVE the iron-on vinyl! But I also LOVE the regular old vinyl too :-) I just love it all!!

    I make vinyl calendars that go on glass as wedding presents so I use up a lot of vinyl!

  71. Kris in Alaska says:

    Well….. personally…. I want it ALL!!! That T-shirt vinyl has such possibilities! And for wall decor…… can you say CHIC!! I'd get one of every color if I could!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  72. DG says:

    I love the idea of the chalkboard vinyl and markers. They will be on my list the next time I order. I love all their vinyl.

  73. sleigh says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! The red brown metallic is such a beautiful jewel color. I'd love to try some of their new t-shirt vinyl and make our own t-shirts for our scrapbook weekend retreat rather than buying them :)

  74. Jennifer says:

    I just recently purchased a Cricut! I used a small roll of vinyl in no time! So I would want a roll in every color possible!!! I've got lots of projects planned!

  75. Jen says:

    I love the outdoor vinyl! I can definitely use some new car decals!

  76. Angel says:

    I love vinyl and yours is just like the Cricut. Can't wait to try the T-shirt vinyl. It looks like fun. If I win just send me 25.00 in t-shirt vinyl in any color. Thanks for the chance to win.

  77. chefsuzi says:

    I absolutely love the fact that Expressions Vinyl has vinyl sheets sized for my Silhouette machine in tons of colors. I don't have to commit to a whole roll of color….I can get a bit of all of them! –

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