Without a doubt, it would literally be impossible for me to scrap without my laptop - editing and re-editing photos, journaling, creating titles, Funtime software for my Gazelle (a close third favorite), and Photoshop (a close second favorite) for my digi pages. Even if I just have it on to browse sb.com, ebay, etc. while taking breaks from playing with paper - I can't live without it!
So glad to see someone recommend the Fiskars 12" Portable Premium Paper Trimmer....cause as I was thinking about what my "must have" tool was....I was wanting to say my portable paper trimmer....but sadly mine sucks.....but after clicking on the Fiskars and seeing how several others who commented on it all had nothing but excellent remarks, I will say my choice would be a "good" paper trimmer....and the one I will be purchasing ASAP!!! So many have chosen their Cricut Expression....and I luv mine, but I think I'm just too lazy to use it unless I cannot find something I already have "bought" that I can add to a layout....I know....pathetic!!!
Definitely a tossup between my cricut and my ATG gun. These are my big investment pieces but have been totally worth it and are used in pretty much every single one of my projects.
Other awesome tools that I always use:
Tim Holtz Paper distressing tool
Fiskars paper trimmer
Tim Holtz paper piercer
It think with those tools you can pretty much scrap anything in any style!