i’m happy to announce that m.press cards has had a facelift and now has a newly designed website! head on over right now to check it out.

also, we are leaving wordpress, as the new blog now resides on our website!! bookmark it now to follow!



cari m. rankin


well it’s about that time…time for an update to the website!! yes, you heard right – mpresscards.com is getting a facelift and i’ve never been more inspired than now!! it’s going to take awhile to get it exactly how i want it, but i plan on having my 2010 holiday card collection as the first thing to be updated!

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i’ll keep updating with the progress!! thank you to all who support m.press. it means more to me than you will ever know.

cari m. rankin

jcrew has always had fantastic ad campaigns. and when they started designing kids clothes, i knew their creativity would flourish. check out how adorable these kids are – and these clothes!! this has been some inspiration for me for this year’s holiday cards!

i’ve finally gotten around to ordering an accent chair for our living room! and i’m so excited. my mom found this adorable white chair online and she’s going to make me a pillow out of the adorable pink fabric featured below! {isnt’ that pink patten wonderful? i’m loving bold modern designs these days, and i’ve been using them for invitations!} i can not wait until it ties the room together! 


here is a picture of the chair in an entryway – i wish this was my entryway!

i will have photos to post when it’s all done!

i’m in norman this weekend for labor day! can’t wait to visit friends + family and eat at some of my favorite spots i’ve been missing! have a great weekend!

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“…and the home of the SOONERS!!”

this weekend starts my favorite holiday – college football!!! i love everything about game days: waking up and watching kirk & lee on espn, putting on my OU tshirt, making delicious football food and watching numerous games ALL DAY!! oh and we can’t forget putting “boomer sooner” on the ipod at 8am, cranked as loud as our stereo system will go!!

this year, i thought i would offer my readers a FREE, that’s right people, i said FREE downloadable OU football schedule! i made three different designs for you to print out and put on your refrigerator, your desk, or save it as your desktop background!

if OU, sadly, isn’t your favorite team – let me know and i’ll create a schedule for you! boomer!




a couple of weeks ago i went to santa monica and stayed at the fabulous HUNTLEY hotel, just a block away from the pacific ocean. it had tremendous detail and was one of the nicest places i’ve ever stayed. their branding is great too; i love the pop of tiffany’s blue.

where modern beachside glamour meets casual urban chic…offering dramatic views of the ocean, city, and mountains, THE HUNTLEY hotel redefines southern california cool with a striking new look. combining the ultimate tranquility of a beachside retreat with a uniquely urban vibe, our california beach hotel is the perfect blend of city and sea, casual and chic, sophisticated and whimsical.

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