Brandi something to consider... if cutting mostly a "resist" material for sand blasting you'll be using higher grams of down force than standard vinyl. This may be harder for cheap cutters to handle. My suggestion would be a Roland GX-24 cutter with maybe VMP software or just use CorelDraw. It will be over your budget but you'll have equipment that will never give you any problems. I don't think normal vinyl will stand up to sand blasting... and if it does, it'll probably be very difficult to remove afterwards.