I wasn't sure what I should do, so initially I posted a facebook status and asked others opinions on what they thought I should do, and/or if I was over reacting, etc. Lots of great feedback ensued and in particular one facebook friend that took the time to comment referred me to her website. Deb's site "Deco Diva Debi" has an entire area on her blog page that is devoted to how to deal with this type of thing. After viewing her information offered you can read about how I went about handling it via her blog post below. It is a great article and since I've been house bound and somewhat bed ridden for two weeks with back issues and am standing at my counter to type this post, I will not babble any more, but will let Deb's post do the talking. Take from it what you can, learn from it and pass on the information to anyone you may know that has experienced any of this type of thing.
It truly is frustrating to see 1000's of you working hours casually lifted aka/stolen, and than have it show up half way around the world on some strangers site, so that they can make $$$$ off of your hard work and labors? Some people have no shame...
A little side note: This was not a stolen design idea, which can be disheartening enough, but this was 2 years of my life shared through my jewelry designs, photographing them, editing them, sharing and writing about them, photographs of my daughter, my Dad, my family, etc., and it was all lifted complete with photos, titles and all content, with no links back to the owner at all. And for what purpose? To sell "AD SENSE" ads, so that they could make money off of the readerships clicks on the ads. Tacky, I say.
See the article below that Deb wrote and shared with her readership on her blog. I'd love to hear if this has ever happened to you, or what you think you'd do if it were your personal situation.