Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Huge Goal Finally Accomplished

We all make mini goals for ourselves. It what keeps us going. One goal I had when I started Yellow Heart Art last January was to have one of my products featured in a well known printed magazine.

Back in March I got an email from Rachael Ray's posse. They wanted to potentially use one of my camera plushes in their July/August "4th of July Faves" issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray.

I was all like "I'm sorry-say whaaaat?"

They had contacted me Friday and wanted a physical product signed, sealed and delivered to them by Monday Morning.

crap.

All I can say is thank god I live on Long Island so overnighting my precious piece of cargo to NYC was at least possible. If that didn't work I was going to have to find someway to break the space-time continuum to get my stuff over to them, and to be honest I really suck at science so I really doubt that was going to happen. Plan B was going to be trying to stalk Marty McFly and see if he still had an in with the 'ol Doc-mastah.

I shipped off my swag and didn't hear anything for a few months, till the other day when this showed up in the mail from good 'ol RR herself.

oh, oh that? This is just Rache and I sitting on the beach drinking some-well-I dont know what "we're" drinking, its something red, and it looks awesome-let's go with malibu bay breezes?


 HOLY SHIZZNAT THERE IS MY CAMERA PLUSH IN ALL ITS 4th OF JULY GLORY.



I am so stinkin' STOKED YOU GUYS.

Now, do you remember this post I wrote a while back about "failures and accomplishments"? Where I said for every epic thing that happened to me I would also try to throw in there one completely sucky moment?

Well, no joke about a week later after Rachael Ray Magazine contacted me about my feature Ladies Home Journal had contacted me as well about featuring the same plush. I also had to overnight them a sample ASA to the P.

About 2 months later I got my plushes sent right back to me letting me know that they were not going to use them in their magazine.

womp womp.

I was so bummed out-I had gotten my hopes up only to have them come flying down.

But its ok b/c Rachael Ray though I was the shiz, take that Ladies Home Journal!

But seriously I need to thank all of YOU guys again. You are probably sick of hearing me say it but if it wasn't for all you guys re-tweeting one of my tweets or sharing on your blog my quirky products or posting my links on your facebook pages then no one would even know about Yellow Heart Art. I am a firm believer that if we all embrace other's accomplishments and shops that it will most definitely be returned right back to you.

27 comments:

  1. congrats girl, yay what a great accomplishment!

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  2. WOW! You are ever so deserving of the exposure. I'm very excited for you :)

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  3. AWESOME!!! And not to be schmoozer...but that is one of my favorite pieces of yours... :) of course, because you know, I have good taste just like Rache... ;) Congrats!

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  4. Congrats, sweets! That's AWESOME!!!! OH and I'd choose Rachel Ray's mag over Ladies Home Journal any day. ;)

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  5. SOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!! AND so weel deserved!! XOXO

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  6. This is beyond incredible. Congrats, Leonora!!!

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  7. OMGeeeee!! Congratulations sweetie!!! I am so proud of you!!! xoxo

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  8. congrats girl - how EXCITING!!! i don't read LHJ anyway -- so, no worries there! :)

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  9. YOU GO GIRL!! Amazing and congrats!!

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  10. amazing! you worked hard for that, congrats!

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  11. Congrats Leonora! Thats awesome! I'll have to pick one up to see it in the flesh!

    Kayleigh
    @ The Gotta Have It Girl

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  12. YAY!!!!!!!!!! You rock girl!!!!!

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  13. that's incredible! beyond stoked for you! woohoo - i know someone famous!

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  14. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYY!! That is so freakin' awesome! Wow. Just Wow. So happy for you!! Totally going to buy that issue of Rachael Ray now just because of Y-O-U! Way to go girl!!! *Dreams come true!*

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  15. That is so amazingly fabulous! Congrats girl! :)

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  16. That's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!!

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  17. Couldn't be prouder! <3 you!

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  18. Wooty-woot! Grats. That is beyond awesome. :)

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  19. Congrats!!! That is so awesome and totally well-deserved! :)

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  20. That's amazeballs girl!!!! I'm so excited and proud of you! So stinkin' cool!

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  21. Congratulations, girlie! I would like to say this, I am so beyond happy that you are still on Etsy, I have to order my (neck turning into hulk) necklace soon from you--but I love how you give us your attention and talk to us about orders. You're someone who truly is talented and kind-hearted, all of this good stuff...it's all good karma that you have earned.

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  22. Awesome and well-deserved!!! Hard work pays off. I'm glad you're so darn NICE so I can genuinely say I'm really happy for you! Sending you virtual hugs and doing a little happy dance in my chair for you RIGHT NOW. Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' is playing on my Pandora in case you are wondering what tune I'm dancing along with.

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  23. This is SO EXCITING, girl! And yes, for every Ladies Home Journal, there is a Rachael Ray around the corner! And I think WAY more people read RR than LHJ anyway. :) Congrats, L!!

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