Originally Posted by vintagegypsymama
It's one thing to try and learn how to make something, but another to use someones retail pictures to learn how to replicate it.
It's not uncommon for any of us (yourself included I'm sure) to be shopping and be inspired by a product...whether shopping online or in a store. People on this (and other) boards link pictures all the time to ask for tips from others for how to make something. I'm sure if you browse the board, you'll find multiple other threads in this section with photos to retail pictures with similar questions. And how is asking for tips on here any different than googling for a tutorial?
If you found it offensive or inappropriate, you could have PM'd her instead of doing what appears to be simply creating an account to cause drama.